Trevor Noah is coming out of some hot water after facing backlash for controversial tweets, but current Daily Show host Jon Stewart is coming to his aid.
Before delving into his show, Stewart opened up with a segment regarding Noah's Twittergate scandal and urged fans to give Noah a shot once he takes over as the official host of the Comedy Central show. "I know there was a large kerfuffle on Tweeeeeeeeeeter. But I can say this without hesitation: Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect…or not," Stewart said.
"Just as I earned your trust and respect … or did not," he added.
The Big Daddy actor went on to explain how he inexplicably gained and lost the trust of his faithful viewers over the years, and ultimately praised Noah as a comedian and a future host even though he thinks he'll probably go through the same thing. Stewart ended his opening monologue gushing about Noah.