“Jon Stewart was more than just a late night host. He was often our voice, our refuge, and in many ways, our political dad. And it’s weird, because dad has left. And now it feels like the family has a new stepdad…and he’s black,” joked Noah.
Noah also cracked wise about the Pope, John Boehner stepping down, why a woman didn’t get the hosting gig, and most importantly, vowed to continue Jon Stewart’s “war on bullshit.”
Not a bad start, but there’s still a long way to go before we know whether Trevor Noah can truly fill those big shoes Stewart left behind.