Trevor Noah made his Daily Show debut Monday night (Sept. 28) and wasted no time doing what smart comedians do -- address the audience's preconceptions about you in your material... and then push on to make a risky crack joke about beloved late singer Whitney Houston.
In his opening monologue, Noah addressed the many critics who have blasted Comedy Central for giving yet another late night show to a man instead of a woman. Noah pointed out that the network had, in fact, tried to put a woman in his chair before hiring him.
"Why isn't a woman hosting the show?" he asked. "Surely it's about time. Well, Comedy Central did ask women to host, and the women hosts they asked turned it down, because they clearly had something better to do." FYI, both Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer were reportedly approached about hosting the Daily Show after Jon Stewart's absence.