Trevor Noah Slams Matt Lauer: ‘Soon They’ll Have Enough Guys To Start Their Own Perv News Network’
On Wednesday night, Trevor Noah opened his show, as he said, the same way The Today Show did by addressing Matt Lauer‘s firing.
It was announced that NBC severed ties with its longtime anchor after a sexual harassment complaint was submitted on Monday. Meanwhile, The New York Times and Variety had already been working on exposés on Lauer for months.
“This whole situation- it’s so sh*tty for women,” Noah said. “Because no matter how or where it happens, you’re losing. Either it’s happening to you or it’s your coworker who’s accused and now it’s your show that’s affected. I mean, you heard Savannah [Guthrie]. They just found out and then they had to report it. No time to process their emotions, nothing. Like the stage manager was just like, ‘Three, two, we fired Matt Lauer, and we’re live!'”
The Daily Show host then noted all the newsmen who’ve been caught up in these sexual misconduct scandals, including Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Rose, and Mark Halperin.
“Soon they’ll have enough guys to start their own Perv News Network!” he quipped.
Noah then explained how despite the several weeks of similar news stories of other alleged harassers, Lauer found “news ways to be repulsive,” like the allegations of him giving a sex toy to a colleague and having a secret button under his desk that can lock his office door.
“Wait, I’m sorry. He had button under his desk so he could lock the door without getting up,” a stunned Noah reacted. “Like seriously people, you know you’ve reached a new level of perviness when you have to call a contractor in. Like the button is under the desk- like I guess in a disgusting way, it sort of makes sense. Yeah, you need to have the secret button to lock the door because you can’t expect them to stand up and then pull his pants down and then shuffle over to the door to go lock it. Like, that’s just not dignified.”
Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.
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