Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Daily Show no longer socially distanced as Trevor Noah returns for season 27 on Comedy Central.

by Thinus Ferreira

The Daily Show is no longer socially distanced as Trevor Noah returns to a new studio tonight for season 27 of the late night show on Comedy Central (DStv 122) at 23:11.

After its American summer break, The Daily Show is back for a new season with South Africa's Trevor Noah as the host, with the show that is returning to studio, and with South Africa seeing an episode broadcast locally the day after it's seen in America.

After having retitled The Daily Show as "The Daily Socially Distancing Show" and recording episodes from his New York City apartment during the Covid-19 pandemic for a year and a half, Trevor Noah is now returning to a new studio inside ViacomCBS headquarters at 1515 Broadway.

"As the show moves from Trevor's apartment to the heart of New York City, it drops the Social Distancing moniker while holding onto the intimacy and creative elements that drove the success of the Emmy-nominated hit during the pandemic," Comedy Central says in a press release.

"The new studio will include state-of-the-art production capabilities, allowing the show to create and deliver a greater range of content across all platforms."

Trevor Noah who is also a writer and executive producer on the show, says "Just like the rest of the world we’re excited to leave our homes and get back to working in the same space as other human beings. We're not 100% back to normal yet but we're gonna make the best of it and enjoy making the show from the heart of Times Square."

Trevor Noah is back with correspondents Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan and Roy Wood Jr. along with contributors Lewis Black and Jordan Klepper.

The four guests of the first week of season 27 of The Daily Show will be Dr Anthony Fauci (America's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director), actress and producer Gabrielle Union, NBA star and author Carmelo Anthony, and the actor and director LeVar Burton.