Meghan McCain Calls Trevor Noah Another ‘Bootlicking Comedian’ Who’s ‘Too Scared To Be Funny’

Meghan McCain, Co-Host of 'The View', at the Netflix 'Medal of Honor' screening and panel discussion at the US Navy Memorial Burke Theater on November 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Meghan McCain said Trevor Noah is another “bootlicking comedian” who is “too scared to be funny” in response to his announcement about leaving “The Daily Show,” which she said was “a long time coming.”

The former co-host of “The View” wrote an op-ed for the Daily Mail Friday, titled “I loved The Daily Show and Trevor Noah ruined it — the best comedy punches up at the powerful but today’s late-night hosts are too scared to be funny.”

In the piece, McCain shared that after Noah took over for late-night host Jon Stewart in 2015, the comedy show has “slogged into mediocrity and quite frankly, boredom” as she talked about the host being more interested in his “‘cool kid’ clout in the media.”

The former Fox News host said “comedy is supposed to be … punching up and speaking truth to power,” but “instead, Noah and his ilk were content to go along with the in-crowd. Too bad for them that audience is pretty small.”

“Gone are the days of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, who were apolitical and watched by more than 10 million on any given night,” Meghan shared. “Obviously, America’s media landscape and the TV business has changed since then. Even in his heyday, Stewart couldn’t reach those ratings-heights. But funny is still funny. And it’s something our late-night comedians have long forgotten.”

“Today’s bootlicking comedians are so afraid to make a joke at the expense of their political favorites and the result is that they just aren’t funny,” she added. “How is it that SNL is not mocking Joe Biden and Kamala Harris every single night?”

“Our aging president looks lost in public and even his allies admit it,” McCain continued. “Harris can’t get through a single public appearance without blurting out an incomprehensible word salad.”

McCain said we can “no longer laugh together” because of the polarization in America.

“If the elites that control comedy have decided that Democrats are off-limits because President Trump was so evil, then we are all screwed,” the former co-host added. “No one should be off limits. More often than not, late night comedy just feels like another news show on MSNBC.”

“I don’t want any more lectures,” McCain continued. “I want to laugh. So how do you save ‘The Daily Show’ and late-night TV for that matter? Hire a comedian who wants to be a barn burner, who isn’t beholden to an agenda, political party or ideology. Someone who wants to call out hypocrisy, corruption, the absolute absurdity of our current political climate and feckless politicians.”

Related: Rob Schneider Reveals The Moment He Knew ‘Saturday Night Live’ Was ‘Over’

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