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Trevor Noah, the Measure of Success and Darrel Bristow-Bovey's "Inner Lady Macbeth"

One Midlife Crisis and a SpeedoAbout a week ago, the world was informed that South African comedian Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show.

It was great and glorious news for at least 24 hours, until some unsavoury tweets from years back were unearthed and complicated opinions about Noah’s appointment arose.

In an column for the Rand Daily Mail, Darrel Bristow-Bovey wrote about his pride in Noah’s success, as well as the “inner Lady Macbeth” that now plagues him because “the instrument for measuring success had been recalibrated punishingly higher”.

Read the column:

I don’t know Trevor Noah. We‘ve met only a couple of times, mostly in passing, but I‘ve spent a lot of time these past few days thinking about what he must be feeling.

But first I had to figure out what I was feeling. Perhaps I wasn‘t the only person with a confusing mix of emotions when the news broke of his appointment as host of The Daily Show.

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