BOCA RATON, FL — Grandmother of nine Ruthie Goldglance turned on Comedy Central last week for the first time in years to a shocking surprise: Jon Stewart, the 26-year-long host of The Daily Show, is now a Black man.
“Back when Bush was president I used to love The Daily Show,” Ruthie said over a frantic phone interview, “I don’t remember him being Black.”
Her son Simon explained that Ruthie hasn’t watched the show since 2015, when South African comedian Trevor Noah took the mantle from Stewart. “We blocked the channel once the whole election thing started because it’s all she would talk about,” said Simon. “I guess she switched cable providers or something.
At press time, Ruthie was on the phone with Comedy Central’s New York office, explaining her situation to confused low-level employees.
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