Patton Oswalt defends new 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah in Twitter rant
Patton Oswalt welcomed new Daily Show host Trevor Noah to “comedy in 2015” with a series of tweets Wednesday. The comedian crafted 54 messages meant to break down how comedians can come under fire for jokes that might be considered offensive.
The tweets followed the recent controversy surrounding Noah after several past tweets re-surfaced that contained jokes about Jewish people and women. Noah’s tweets caused enough backlash to prompt Comedy Central to defend the comedian, saying it is “unfair” to judge him based on a “handful of jokes.”
Noah himself responded on Twitter Tuesday night saying, “to reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character nor my evolution as a comedian.”
Oswalt began with a simple joke, then deconstructed that initial tweet. Available below is a small taste of the series, but to see the full rant, head over to Oswalt’s Twitter feed.