March Madness is apparently contagious because April is showing symptoms. On the roundup this week we’re looking at more Steph Curry NBA Jam ridiculousness, one of the best martial artists in the world, and Jon Stewart’s replacement on The Daily Show.
Steph Curry is a magician
I think everyone saw this madness a few weeks ago.
Well Steph was at it again on Tuesday, further proving that Chris Paul must’ve made him mad somehow. Goodnight, that’s silly.
Tony Jaa is about to knee America in the face
The man who likely currently holds the title of The Greatest Martial Artist alive is not all that well known in the States. Japanom Yeerum (or Tony Jaa here in America), the star of films like Ong Bak and The Protector will be in a blockbuster this summer. His movies have made it here to America but are clearly more suited for their Thailand audiences. Still, his amazingly athletic moves are captivating. Tony Jaa is the kind of awesome that makes you want to practice kicks and knees in the backyard for an hour. In the first movie I ever saw of his, a guy threw an elephant. And Jaa destroyed that dude. Which blockbuster will he be in you ask? Furious 7 will hopefully be the film that launches the Hollywood career of the dynamic performer. And that’s exciting.
The Daily Show finds its new host
Jon Stewart and the Daily show are nearly synonymous with each other. The show wasn’t in a bad place before he took over, but his maturing as the anchor on the satirical nightly program coincided with it transforming from a place to glean a few laughs to becoming a place where younger viewers actually gathered their news. Though it was on Comedy Central, The Daily Show was often the least biased source for political banter. Many young Americans found a voice in Stewart’s rants. Trevor Noah has been chosen as Stewart’s replacement and like anything in today’s culture that allows for sides to be chosen (is there anything that doesn’t?) it has been met with a lot of opposition. A simple search will provide you with a lot of the jokes that Noah’s detractors find (with reason) so offensive. Comedy Central has provided a statement covering their view on the matter, “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” reps for Comedy Central said. “To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.”
It seems like their support is strong, so it will be interesting to see how it unfolds and if Noah can take leadership of program that has such high regard and keep it on a productive path.
That's The Roundup for this week. Let us know what you think of this news and anything else that caught your attention in the past week.