Take a look back at the funniest interview moments from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah from 2019.
The interview can seem like a lost art form in the current world of late night television. More is often put into monologues, games, and sketches. On top of that, interviews can feel overly rehearsed or too staged. But The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is here to dismiss all of that.
The Daily Show has been putting out some of the best interviews in all of television, not just late night, for years now. Taking over for Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah is as just as skilled as an interviewer as he is as a comedian. His thoughtfulness and unique perspective is often on display during “Between the Scenes” segments but really shines during interviews.
And at the end of the day, The Daily Show is a comedy show. That means that the laughs have to come throughout the entire episode, not just the opening segment or field pieces. Much of that lands on Noah’s shoulders as he has to develop instant chemistry with the guest and find the balance between humor and sincerity.
It also helps when Noah is sitting across from a guest with a good sense of humor. There were plenty examples of that happening in 2019. The Daily Show went back through the tapes and picked out the top 10 funniest interview moments of the year.
Maybe because of The Daily Show‘s history, or that it’s on Comedy Central, or the Trevor Noah effect, but celebrities seem to have a different energy when interviewed on the show. It can often seem more authentic than other shows or interviews and the result is moments like you just saw.
The highlights definitely include comedian Ali Wong hitting back at anyone suggesting it wasn’t talent and hard work that made her successful, Anna Kendrick bringing attention to her “Between the Scenes” takeover, and Greta Thunberg trying to find a nice way of saying that New York City smells.
Which interview moment was your favorite? Who did you love seeing on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in 2019? Let us know in the comment section below and keep checking Last Night On for more updates and highlights from late night television.