Viewers can tune in tonight for a very awkward interview on Comedy Central (DStv 122) that turned into an even more cringeworthy exchange when Trevor Noah as host of The Daily Show was asked on-air if he is a US citizen or has a green card.
The awkward moment came in a week that the South African Noah was again slammed by TV critics and pop culture commentators in the United States for not quite living up to what they expect and want in a host of this satirical news show, especially during the current American political race for the White House.
Things got weird and Trevor seemed unprepared for the wit of the South Carolina Republican senator Lindsey Graham who got audience cheers and applause for his zingers which saw Trevor starting to play catch-up, instead of leading the interview, with a politician.
Graham said he endorsed Ted Cruz as the Republican presidential candidate and that his endorsement “tells you everything you need to know about Donald Trump.”
“I don’t understand it,” said Trevor.
“We’ll, you’re not from here,” said Graham who after a few more zingers about the presidential race, turned on Trevor asking: “Are you a citizen?”
“Am I a citizen? No, I’m not,” said a hesitant Trevor who failed to seize back control of the interview. “I’m not, why?”
“Do you have a green card?” asked Lindsey Graham of Trevor who started to look more and more uncomfortable. “I do not,” said Trevor.
“If I were you, Id’ be in a hurry,” joked Graham guffawed. “If Trump wins, your days are numbered, pal. Young black liberal guy from Africa is not going to work with him.