Trevor Noah: "Madness" To Compare Jokes About Obama To Trump; Trump "Ripe For Comedy"


CNN: In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, comedian Trevor Noah says that to compare writing jokes between the Obama and Trump administrations would be "madness." He also called it a "false equivalency" and that Trump is a "gift to comedy.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN: You didn't spare President Obama, the satirical side of your tongue.


AMANPOUR: How different is it whaling on him compared to whaling on Donald Trump?

NOAH: Oh, I mean, to try and compare the two would be not just false equivalency, but absolute madness. Anyone who tries to compare them has to admit that they're being crazy.

AMANPOUR: I'm not. I'm just saying how different is it as a comedian.

NOAH: Oh, wow! It cannot be more - a pair like - one is ripe for comedy. One is - for instance, Donald Trump has left no contradiction unturned.

That's his thing. Donald Trump is a gift to every level of comedy. If you want to apply comedy or satire at the lowest level, Donald Trump is ripe for that. You don't have to dig deeper. But if you do dig deeper, you will get more from him as well.

Obama was, like many politicians, a water table that is very far beneath the surface. So, to get to the right joke and the right piece of satire that would really illuminate what Obama was doing, you had to dig through so many layers and work through the weeds to get to the water table of jokes.

Donald Trump has water on the surface. And the deeper you dig, the more water you find. So, I think that's the difference between them. It's just there is more.

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