What’s the big deal about a little Jew hatred and misogyny as long as it comes from a leftist comedian?

Too bad Trevor Noah is not a “wingnut” –  if he were then a certain embittered, corpulent,  unemployed, welfare supported former musician would then be all over this. Surprisingly the Fat Fuck has nothing to say about Trevor Noah.

Appointed ‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah’s Tweets On Women Are More Than A Laughing Matter

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by Madeline Berg

As anyone who tuned into the Justin Bieber roast on Monday night will tell you, part of a comedian’s job is to ridicule. Whether making fun of others — like every comedian who poked fun at Justin, his fans and his family — or themselves — Martha Stewart notably laughed at herself for going to prison — comedians thrive on mockery, often playing on stereotypes, be it those of Canadians, white trash or wealthy people and mishandling money. A large part of a funny person’s success is based off of his or her ability to walk the thin line between offensive and humorous.

So it is no surprise that in looking back at the work of newly appointed Daily Show Host Trevor Noah, one can find many instances in which people or stereotyped groups are the butt of his jokes. It is these jokes that got him in trouble earlier today — just one day after he was announced as Jon Stewart’s replacement.

In today’s social media obsessed culture, every comment and passing remark is scrutinized, particularly those of a relatively unknown figure like Noah. It is thus no surprise that it only took 24 hours to unearth jokes on Noah’s Twitter that could easily be deemed offensive, specifically those aimed at Jews and women. And though they were almost surely meant in jest, Noah must be careful with these one-liners — particularly those involving women.

In a 2009 tweet recounting a driving incident in which he almost hit a Jew, Noah mentioned his German car — a reference to the Holocaust that many would find insensitive, if not outright offensive. And a 2014 jab referring to the common Jewish stereotype of greedy financier received a flood of replies accusing him of anti-Semitism.

The jokes touching on women ranged from those about appearance — one made fun of fat women only being attractive when the onlooker is drunk — to sexual stereotypes of Jewish and white women (the latter was deleted, but referenced the rarity of “riding” a “white woman with an ass”).

Of course, Noah is taking heat for these tweets, with some calling for him to be fired before his job begins and others warning him that his new position brings with it a certain level of responsibility.

And while the former suggestion that he should be fired is extreme, the latter offers advice that the comedian should welcome. In his field of work, it is of prime importance to learn the limits an audience places on you and the line an audience draws between funny and offensive.

We are often reminded of how this line can seem blurry and that what may seem humorous in one’s mind becomes insulting as soon as it leaves his or her lips. The recent Fashion Police incident serves as a prime example: While Giuliana Rancic almost certainly only wanted to induce laughs when she commented that Disney star Zendaya, who wore dreadlocks, probably “smell(ed) like patchouli oil” or “weed,” the comments were taken as racist and disrespectful.

Similar comments may have been okay for Joan Rivers to say — the long-time comic was known for her self-deprecation and biting style of humor — but when uttered by Rancic — who is not known as a famous comedian or particularly well-respected for her funniness — they came off as offensive and evidenced her lack of understanding of the boundaries of comedy.

Likewise, Stewart, a known Jew, could have easily gotten away with the comments Noah made about Jews, but because audiences are not yet familiar with Noah’s comedic attitude towards Jewish people, they can come off as offensive.

What is more worrisome is Noah’s comments about women, as this is an area in which, as a comedian, he should know to be more careful. Women are dangerously underrepresented in comedy, and, until recently, certain types of humor, particularly those of the vulgar variety, still seemed taboo to female comedians.

Since 1959, only three women have ever won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album (Kathy Griffin, Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin), and the late night line up is sadly lacking comediennes, particularly with the departure of Chelsea Handler from E!. Until the mid-90′s, SNL noticeably lacked female talent other than original cast members Gilda Radnor and Jane Curtin. Even successful shows revolving around the female comedian often require women helping women — take Broad City, for example, which can largely credit its mainstream success to being taken under Amy Poehler’s wing.

These problems are finally starting to be discussed and addressed. In fact, many called for Stewart to be replaced by a woman.

Already famous female comedians seem to be becoming more prominent: Sarah Silverman has been receiving quite a bit of press recently, including a New Yorker profile last summer, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have easily become household names to rival the likes of Will Ferrell and Chris Rock. The up-and-coming comedic set seems to have a female to male ratio that is improving, with women taking up 20 spots on New York Magazine’s list of “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015.”

Still, there is work to be done. And as a member of the comedic community, Noah should be doing all in his power to foster an environment that embraces women for their wit, humor and intelligence, not one that stereotypes them or reduces them to their physical appearances. Until real equality is reached in the world of comedy, he should promote women, not demean them.

There are many reasons why Noah is a great choice for Stewart’s replacement, and a few tweets sent in passing should by no means overshadow that. As Comedy Central said in its statement on the controversy, “To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair.”

He has proven himself smart and funny, and his perspective as a non-American will offer a refreshing take on both domestic politics and world news events. He may appeal to a younger and more diverse audience than Jon Stewart and will hopefully bring some creativity to the somewhat tired format of the program.

That being said, he is entering a position of responsibility. Whether he likes it or not, many Americans will use his show as a primary news source, and his commentary will shape how they view events. His comments will have more weight than those of the average comedian, and until women in comedy have the respect they deserve, he should use his authority to help them achieve that.

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91 Comments on “What’s the big deal about a little Jew hatred and misogyny as long as it comes from a leftist comedian?”

  1. KGB says:

    Yeah, but he’s dark-skinned; he’s from a foreign country (hence he needn’t apologise for being a Yank); and he’s got the right politics. What kind of a bigot would not laugh at his schtick??

    (and by “schtick” I hope I didn’t sound Jewish)

  2. Because says:

    Whatever his abilities as a standup (and a lot of dweebs are pretty good as standups; Bill Nye was actually ok at it before he became the “science guy”), he’s a complete dork at Twitter. Dave Burge showed him some serious Twitter-fu.

  3. Because says:

    • Hugo Chunkez, LGF is all mine but you can look at it says:

      Nice. Reference to the WKRP in Cincinnati episode when they drop live turkeys out of helicopter as a promo, thinking they’ll fly. And Les’ hilarious reportage and Carlson delivers the line.

  4. Captain Death says:

    In a way, I’m not surprised by Trevor Noah’s weird fixation on Jews.

    After all, he earns part of his living headlining the “Muslim dictatorship comedy circuit” in places like Dubai and Oman.

  5. Because says:

    Memories of dumpster diving in San Fran…

  6. Daedalus says:

    Trevor Noah is a Hipster and will get a pass.

  7. Hugo Chunkez, LGF is all mine but you can look at it says:

    How many days before Obungle is on his show? 4, 5? Or will they wait until week two?

  8. Octopus says:

    He really shows great disdain for Americans, so he’ll be super-great on TDS. Can’t wait. 😐

    • Hugo Chunkez, LGF is all mine but you can look at it says:

      He’ll be way better than Liebowitz because he’s not over-privileged or micro-aggressive.

  9. Octopus says:

    However, Little Green Footballs is doubling-up on the Thai Ladyboy ads. Oh, and the butt-plugs are all on sale in Chunky’s Amazon store. Stock up for bicycle season!

  10. just poop says:

    HEADLINE

    Jew hater to replace self-hating Jew at Daily Show.

  11. Hugo Chunkez, LGF is all mine but you can look at it says:

    RT @Reuters: Despite progress, Iran nuclear talks hit an impasse on key details: reut.rs/1MAuenY http://t.co/Alj0ek67Cw
    1 hour ago

    Key details being causing impasse:

    1) Death to Israel.
    2) We want nuke weapons so no you can’t inspect us to assure we aren’t building them.
    3) Death to America.

    Effin’ Kerry’s hammering out a deal with some common goals. There are a few things there where the Preezydunce can give some ground.

    • Because says:

      Let’s not forget the one that actually matters:

      4) Death to Saudi, Egypt, Turkey, and all the other Sunni infidels.

    • just poop says:

      can’t get your gay cake baked? EVIL

      toss your gay ass off a tower ? Let’s talk!

      /Soettoro

      • OLT's Because RIGHTS, etc. says:

        Well, when your priority is taking revenge for your dead sperm donor of a father, these are acceptable losses.

        Especially when you can take down the #1 threat to Progress in AmeriKKKa: BAKERIES.

  12. Hugo Chunkez, LGF is all mine but you can look at it says:

    Right Wingers Are Shrieking About New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Because of Course lgf.bz/1F3gBUY
    45 minutes ago

    Indiana Pizzeria Says It Will Deny Service to LGBT People lgf.bz/1F30RBo
    1 hour ago

    Left Wingers Are Shrieking About Indiana Law Because of Course

  13. Octopus says:

    Reason fat guy is going to try the bike again, rather than his preferred mode of whatever:

    • Because says:

      Never ride on the donkey hide.

    • Pakimon says:

      Notice the kid in the white shirt punching the fat guy in the pannus at the end of the clip.

      You don’t suppose it’s that muslim kid who made his fingers look like a gun that Chunky was bleating about, do you? 😆

  14. Because says:

    Onose. No take out for those that make out.

    • Octopus says:

      What the fatassed liar is lying about: The pizzeria said they wouldn’t cater a gay wedding, but would absolutely serve any gay couples who come into their place. So, another bald-faced lie, by the Chunkster. How many is that this week?

      • Because says:

        “Catering pizza to your wedding guests might sound unconventional, but it does happen. Oh, does it happen.”

        – Says Kim Chunk Cheeto, gourmet extraordinaire.

    • Arachne says:

      Are you serious? Tell you what, Dr. Doublewide – why don’t you and Scratchy waltz into a Muslim bakery in Indianapolis and ask them to bake you two a wedding cake. Report on the results.

      ONE retweet. Mr. Jump in Front of the Parade loses again.

    • Voltaire's Crack says:

      Let’s say that the (straight) parents of their gay son are making some of the wedding arrangements as a gift to their son and his partner who are soon to be married.

      The parents go to the pizza parlor, request catering of pizza for their son’s gay wedding, and are turned down.

      Would the pizza parlor then be guilty of denying service (i.e. discriminating) against straight people?

      Stupid people, It’s the product/service, not the person.

    • unfunny stand up pineapple says:

      The “tolerant left” on full display.

    • Everyone, here’s how much Charles cares about gay issues: He cares about these issues enough to DEMAGOGUE them, LIE, and get BLOG HITS – just like everything else, and in the process does a great disservice to both sides of the issue.

  15. Is it hot out here or is it me? says:

    How come whenever it’s a record cold temp, it’s just weather?

    Goddard has this down as a 1 hour spike in temp and then it was back below freezing. Too much data.

    https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/spectacular-antarctic-lies-to-start-the-morning/

    https://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/more-on-the-esperanza-scam/

  16. unfunny stand up pineapple says:

    7 Targetpractice Apr 1, 2015 12:38:01pm

    “I cannot, for the life of me, remember a time when Republicans got this brazen about undermining the sitting president, and that goes for either party. And I’ll qualify that to say that yes, past presidents have had major initiatives bogged down or killed by the opposition party. But I cannot think of any time when an opposition party has told world leaders that Congress will take actions to prevent a president from doing something on the world stage.”

    The person occupying the office of the President of the United States, does not define us as a nation. In fact their presence is limited by design.

    Sometimes the government needs to circumvent a president making bad decisions when the stakes are high.

    • unfunny stand up pineapple says:

      11 EPR-radar Apr 1, 2015 12:39:28pm

      “If these Republicans were sent back in time to the WWII era, they would most certainly collaborate with Hitler to oppose FDR.”

      EPR-radardumbshit is why LGF is SO entertaining.

    • Because says:

      If you’re old enough, you remember Nixon Derangement Syndrome. It made BDS/ODS look like a mental case of the sniffles. Oh, there was most certainly some extremely unhinged unhingedness back then.

      Hillary “I deleted all the emails” Clinton was one of the fiercest.

    • inspector fromage says:

      with all fairness to this 19 year old misfit, He was still watching cartoons during the early years of the clinton administration.

      I remember well the epic battles over travelgate, the murder of Vince Foster, Rose Law firm billing records, and the bimbo eruptions and perjury etc etc etc

      I guess somebody ought to clue this clueless person into the fact that Clinton was impeached

  17. unfunny stand up pineapple says:

    Apparently the “Weeble Wobble’s” Czech Republic visit was ruined.

    It seems KLM has misplaced her matzo balls.

  18. swamprat says:

    Charles Johnson @Green_Footballs · 23h 23 hours ago

    “Reactionary” is the only word for what the conservative movement has turned into. Not a hint of self-awareness or self-examination.

    • Pakimon says:

      I live for those “corpulent ponytailed pot calling the kettle black” moments. 😆

    • Arachne says:

      Really, shitbrain? A business is closing in Indiana and receiving death threats because they won’t effing bring pizza to a gay Wedding. Ferguson is probably stilll burning.

      Stick your head back up your city-block sized ass and leave it there. No one will miss it.

      • Because says:

        Really. Isn’t sushi more up their alley?

      • Arachne says:

        Haven’t you heard? Apparently your gay wedding is harshly judged by the quality of your pizza buffett.

        Why would a roving witch hunter even approach a pizzeria in the first place? BTW, did they approach any MUSLIM owned restaurants to find out if THEY would cater a gay wedding? Or is their selective outrage just reserved for White Christians?

  19. Because says:

  20. Al-Cheezeera says:

    As a lifelong Indiana resident, there is almost no one I know who is actually happy with how this has played out. Everyone’s disappointed in some way or another. Indiana isn’t a very much talked about state in the national dialogue, but I don’t know if this was the kind of publicity that we necessarily wanted in our state.

    • Pakimon says:

      I suppose the residents of Indiana will have to make a stand.

      Two choices.

      1) Force citizens to do things that run contrary to their religious beliefs and kowtow to the moonbat hoard

      2) Tell the moonbat hoard to shove their hypocrisy and sanctimony up their collective asses.

      I’m not picking on you or the citizens of Indiana.

      I’ve lived in Florida since 1982 and have had a bellyfull of moonbat angst and hysteria about perceived slights.over the years, from “hanging and pregnant chads” to” stand your ground”

      Fortunately, Florida has a pretty good track record of telling democrat moonbats to “suck it”.

      Rhetorically speaking…:lol:

      • Pakimon says:

        *angst and hysteria about perceived slights over the years,

        I hate typing on a laptop. 😀

      • Al-Cheezeera says:

        The legislature and the governor chose neither, so now we are getting another law. Not that he’s my choice for president, but I don’t think the governor caved or surrendered, and probably close to the same thing before will pass. I don’t think religious protections will be taken out of a religious protection bill. Because it’s Indiana, we’ll bore the moonbats after only a short time and they’ll leave, lol.

      • Because says:

        Who knocked up the chads? Is that why Reid got the crap beat out of him?

  21. JimboXL says:

    The news has been saying they don’t find many businesses speaking up, well duh they don’t want their businesses burned to the ground by the hateful fascists intolerant progressive pigs.

  22. swamprat says:

    Pizza for a gay wedding:

    Appetizer pizzas, mini rollups (bleu cheese and truffles) interspersed with feta cordon bleu.

    Main pizzas, sushi pizza, trout almondine pizza, organic hummus and goat pizza, prosciutto, squab, goat cheese and white wine pizza

    Dessert pizzas; Tiramisu pizza, apple and pear in burgundy pizza.

  23. trebob says:

    You know, it seems to me that using the force of government to require someone to make you a cake (or catered thing or photograph or whatever) isn’t the best way to ensure they are going to put in their best effort. I know if you forced me to make you a cake I didn’t want to make for you, I can guarantee it wouldn’t be the best cake you ever had. I wouldn’t be able to guarantee it wasn’t drizzled with cat urine.

    So, what’s the beef? They don’t want to make you a cake and you certainly don’t want one covered in kitty pee. Win/win.

    What? This is all a media hyped bunch of nonsense and tailor made to distract from Hilary and Obama’s recent idiocy? OK, never mind. Thnx, bye.

    • Because says:

      With as many stories around about fast food workers spitting in the burgers, etc., I don’t know if I’d want to order any food product substitute from anybody I know to be hostile.

      OTOH, they know a Christian wouldn’t do that. That’s the rear reason they don’t go to Khalid’s falafel and wedding cake shop. Might find some extremely haram shit.

  24. unfunny stand up pineapple says:

    338
    CuriousLurker Apr 1, 2015 4:18:12pm

    “So party over country again. huh? Somehow, I tend to think that if it was a “super-charged” Republican presidency you’d be justifying and even praising it. I’m gonna walk back on outta here before I lose my cool.”

    .

    Furious Burka is losing her shit over something DF said.

    Hey Furious Burka, you should pray to Allah about that temper bitch.

    DF lets it happen though, so tough shit.

    Hey DF, how does it feel to get more support from the “mocker” blog than LGF where they hate you?

    Hmmmmmm?

  25. Just DF says:

    Come on over Kurt.

    You can laugh at furious hag-in-a -bag all day long amongst a better clientele.

    Or stay and take it up the ass.
    Your choice

  26. Octopus says:

    Good people are helping to keep Memories Pizza going: http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see them over $100K by tomorrow night. 😆

    #your tribe has spoken

    • Octopus says:

      #butthurtbad

    • My spidey senses are telling me that the owners of this pizza place are playing this thing like a finely tuned Stradivarius.

      They’ve now got national publicity, and for every death threat they’ll probably get hundreds of new loyal customers.

      It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out for them.

        • Well I suppose pizza does make it to the occasional wedding, but really the premise seems pretty comical on the surface. This is either genius or luck of blind stupidity, but in the complex and hyper-competitive world of pizza marketing, this was a supernova for these guys.

          They basically just made their brand into a political statement. On a national level. For free.

          Granted, they will lose customers.

          But if you consider the how local the market is and look at the breakdown everyone’s cut of the pizza-buying pie (pun intended), it might just work out for them. Losing half of a small slice (people who think that’s silly, and happen to buy their pizza) for all of a larger slice (every single homophobe in a 30 mile radius and online).

          Hey, it’s tough times out there.

  27. kbdabear says:

    Oh, I’ll bet The Shat is devastated over Goos-Step’s Mute Button.

    Shatner had some good advice for Twitter addicts like you….

    GET … A … LIFE!!!

  28. Hugo Chunkez, LGF is all mine but you can look at it says:

    Holy shit you idiots, I was joking. https://t.co/zeV7uBbIbG pic.twitter.com/SVPrXVFuP3

    — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 1, 2015

    Best reply:

    “Did I say “burn down”? I meant “chow down”. Damn autocorrect!

  29. stabby says:

    Trevor Noah sucks.

    His tweets read like Fozzie bear writing for Andrew Dice Clay.

  30. stabby says:

    Christian Victim Pizza™ is already getting rich off an internet campaign. I predicted this early.

    Anyway we need to start a sort of Pizza for the IDF delivery for gay weddings.

    • As well they should, as they are the true victim here. Now, go fuck yourself.

    • trebob says:

      Normally ignoring your stupidest is the correct path to follow, but my morbid sense of curiosity getting the better of me this morning, so:

      What on Earth does the Israeli Defense Force have to do with the Memories Pizza kerfuffle in Indiana?

      And, while $25k seems like “getting rich” to you minimum wage guys, they’ve had to close their business because of all the ridiculous intolerant bigots out there and $25,000 doesn’t go very far paying the bills.

    • Octopus says:

      Stabby-Chunks is wondering why he can’t get five people to sign up for his stupid site, and this Pizza Religious Justice fund is through the roof overnight. BWAHAHAHAHAHAH!!

    • just poop says:

      Stabby my first inclination is to just reply to you with the standard “go fuck yourself” and while this would be appropriate given your latest uninformed comment, I am feeling generous and will just give you some advice

      you are one of the most willfully ignorant twats on the internet. instead of pasting clever uninformed comments and passing them off as your own, why don’t you try learning about any given subject and stop beclowning yourself every time you hut CTRL V

      now go fuck yourself

  31. OLT's Because RIGHTS, etc. says:

    “Homophobes” and the IDF delivering pizza.

    Must be Thursday.

    • Because says:

      When I was a kid, Thursday was queer’s day, but that got repealed somewhere along the line, din’t it?

  32. Because says:

  33. Because says:

  34. Octopus says:

    http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza

    $180,000. and climbing. 😆

    • Pakimon says:

      I find it hilarious that some think this was diabolical scheme cooked up by the Memories Pizza family to rake in the cash.

      Let’s recap, shall we?

      !) The media combs Indiana for food service outlets that support the Indiana law and will say so on TV so they can then be crucified by the moonbats and the Gay Gestapo and shut down.

      2) The family that owns Memories Pizza agree to go on TV and they have the temerity to say that while they would always welcome anyone into their establishment no matter their race, creed or sexual preference, they would take a pass on catering gay weddings due to their religious beliefs.

      3) The moonbats and the Gay Gestapo go completely apeshit and the death threats start rolling in causing Memories Pizza to shut down temporarily due to safety concerns.

      4) The moonbats and the Gay Gestapo are ecstatic thinking they’ve crushed a business that didn’t kowtow to politically correct groupthink.

      5) Someone starts a “gofundme” account so the family won’t take a financial hit as they are attacked by the moonbat hoard and the Gay Gestapo and the money starts pouring in from folks who are weary of having politically correct insanity constantly rammed down their throats.

      6) The moonbats and the Gay Gestapo go apeshit again, squealing about all the “homophobes” in Indiana sending in money and growing very peevish about the fact that this evil Christian family is making more money now then if they had just left them alone.

      That’s pretty much where we’re at now.

      If I omitted anything or was in error about something, let me know. 😀

      • Octopus says:

        Where we’re at now: $227,761

        😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

        This is better than the ending of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” 🙂

      • Octopus says:

        P.S. I think you’ve captured all the pertinent points of the story, Pak. Have a slice of this Hawaiian-style pizza, and a nice cold Mai Tai, made with the best Caribbean slave rum and fresh-squeezed orange and pineapple juice. 🙂

      • Pakimon says:

        If the orange and pineapple juices were fresh-squeezed by members of the underpaid and overworked proletariat slaving under the jackboot of capitalist oppressors, count me in!

        In fact, I might have two… or three… or four! 😀

    • just poop says:

      I hope they hit a million bucks.

      I wish Limbaugh would give out their gofundme address and urge his listeners to chip in a few bucks each.

      I don’t even agree with the sentiment, but the lady was asked a silly hypothetical by a “gotcha” journalist and this shit went viral with millions of uninformed fucks like Stabby all of a sudden having a very strong opinion.

      those who demand tolerance are often short on said tolerance.

      I think I might send some money to the pizza lady just to say FUCK YOU to the progressive fascisti