Parents' Guide to

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny, satirical news softer than Stewart, best for teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 18+

One of the best latenight comedians

As he is a latenight comedian, he's obviously targeted at adults. Because he's on a cable channel, he has less censorship (for example, he's allowed to say the word shit). He's hilarious though. The best thing about him, though, is his serious focus on current events. He is like the 60 Minutes of comedy.

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Too much swearing
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age 12+

Smart comedy

Wow. Clever explanation of colonialism, racism, and the world with no bitterness. Well done

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Great messages
Great role models
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Since most everything's the same as in the previous incarnation of this venerable news/comedy show, the question becomes whether Trevor Noah can pull off the hosting gig, and the answer is "pretty much." Noah, still mostly known more stateside for his Daily Show contributor bits than his comedy (he's big in South Africa) is as smooth and affable a host as one could wish for, if missing Jon Stewart's winky sardonic charm. However, with bits like Moment of Zen unchanged, this is still the same show you have known and loved for years, just given a glossy, sophisticated new packaging, not to mention a younger one. Though some of the jokes, like one about a certain politician's name sounds like a sex act, could have shown up on Stewart's Daily Show, others, like jokes about sending a woman a Pope emoji while late-night sexting, seem to be aimed at viewers younger than Stewart's Generation X audience. Some stories, however, may disturb younger viewers, and it takes a sophisticated sense of humor to get the irony in most of the jokes -- watching along with your teens and tweens can start conversations about the big issues.

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