In his first episode back on-air in 2017, The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah explained what really went on the night of December 31st in Times Square.
The incident of course was the performance disaster — or “dumpster fire” as Joe Scarborough called it — by Mariah Carey. On ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, the legendary diva clearly had a host of technical difficulties; both sides have publicly argued about who was at blame, with Carey alleging sabotage and the show’s cohost Jenny McCarthy noting afterwards, “The truth of the matter is Mariah didn’t do a sound check.”
But Noah explained the truth of the matter in full on TDS Tuesday night; he was, it turns out, in Times Square to celebrate the ball drop but was experiencing a calamity of his own: a dying cell phone.
Luckily, he was standing right near the stage, he explained as part of the bit. “I was going to take pictures and I needed to charge my phone,” he said Tuesday. “I found an outlet, but it [was] weird; it was plugged it and it said ‘M. Carey Sound’, something like that, I don’t know.”
“So I pulled it out — I pulled out the thing so I could charge my phone, and it worked!” he concluded.
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