“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah failed to see the comedy in Tuesday night’s first presidential debate, slamming the candidates and format for a messy affair long on cross-talk and petty insults, but short on guidance for American voters.
“What was that! What was that!” asked Noah in a video posted after the prime-time face-off between President Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
“If you missed the debate, I’m gonna give you a quick recap of what happened,” the funnyman said — before letting out a series of unintelligible yells.
“Chris Wallace, thank you for your service and I hope that you have a lot of money for your therapy,” said Noah. “You made a valiant effort. But you were not ready for this. Because no human being could have been ready for this.
“They don’t need a moderator for this thing, they need a UFC ref.”
Noah pleaded with moderators of the upcoming debates to find a way to keep a leash on the candidates.
“You need to figure out how to handle Trump at a debate. Because this is not good for the nation,” he said. “It doesn’t work to just say, ‘Mr. President, please.’
“Give the next moderator a spray bottle just to spritz them anytime they interrupt,” he suggested. “I promise you, Trump will be quiet, because his hair turns into a gremlin if it gets wet.”