If South African comedian Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" is anything like Jon Stewart's, he'll be talking a lot of politics after Stewart steps down later this year. A 2008 Pew study found politics, elections, U.S. foreign affairs, and government accounted for 47 percent of the program. Here's how those topics stacked up to others:
Comedy Central picked a Stewart replacement who's not only turned out to be controversial, but he doesn't have much of a public track record commenting on the topics "The Daily Show" spends much of its time discussing. Only a few of his tweets mention U.S. politics specifically, like his 2014 tweet reminding Americans to vote in the midterm elections and his tweets earlier this month for Hillary Clinton to call Olivia Pope during revelations that she used a private e-mail account and server. Not exactly the kind of political fare the "Daily Show" is known for.
Mostly, he tweets about his comedy shows and sometimes about soccer or Kim Kardashian.
Here's some of his takes on foreign news and race:
Touchdown Melbourne! Some people say I look suspicious when I travel. I have no clue why. pic.twitter.com/H8VHckC2QS— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) October 19, 2014
Police are shooting protestors here in America. I'm not gonna lie it's making me homesick. #Ferguson— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) August 14, 2014
How America views Africa vs. what Africa's really like
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe
I guess this is not the "fall of Mugabe" that the world was waiting for, but we'll take it!#MugabeFalls pic.twitter.com/FHWUJKww7C— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) February 5, 2015
Americans' lack of knowledge on Boko Haram's attack in Nigeria
As a biracial South African with different interests, the show could have a significantly different feel from the one Stewart crafted over the years, in which he regularly lampooned the political process and Republicans.
As for Noah's views on U.S. politics, we'll have to wait and see.