Daniel Fienberg

Daniel Fienberg is a contributor to The Hollywood Reporter

President Obama and Trevor Noah.

Critic's Notebook: President Obama Does 'The Daily Show' and Trevor Noah Gets Serious

Since "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" premiered last September, I've been a strong defender of what Noah has been doing against a weight of pressure that I can't imagine. The most trusted man in comedy news left and an inexperienced kid was in his place and the response wasn't always kind. On Monday night (Dec. 12) Noah redeemed himself with a solid show devoted to President Obama's final visit.