Trevor Noah on Paris: 'The Only Way to Overcome Inhumanity Is Humanity'

The young host finds his footing.

Four days after the Paris attacks, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Saturday Night Live, and the NFL have all offered various words and ways of coping. But The Daily Show's Trevor Noah has an interesting response for a couple of reasons. He's the new guy in the American late-night circuit. Whereas Jon Stewart was known for his elegant and frank responses to tragedy, we still don't really know how (or if) Noah will rise to the occasion. As he showed last night onThe Daily Show–his first day back since the tragedy–Noah sounds right in line with his old boss.


'I think what we should try to choose to do is not focus on the perpetrators because every attack, whether it's Paris, Beirut, Kenya seems less about a specific group and more about an attack on humanity itself ... The only way to attack inhumanity is humanity.'

From: Esquire

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