The Hollywood Reporter TV Critic Thinks Aisha Tyler Should Have Gotten The Daily Show

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Aisha Tyler, Trevor Noah

Aisha Tyler and Trevor Noah

Did the right man get the job Monday over at Comedy Central? South African comedian Trevor Noah may have been picked to take over The Daily Show following Jon Stewart's upcoming exit, but at least one powerful TV critic believes the gig should have gone to a woman, namely The Talk co-host Aisha Tyler.

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The Hollywood Reporter's Tim Goodman offered up a sardonic congratulations to Comedy Central for "bungling"  their hiring decision. Here's an excerpt from Goodman's "Bastard Machine" column:

  In the spirit of the channel, a satirical congratulations to Comedy Central for bungling an opportunity to not only put a second African-American into a late night chair, but also a female, when it ill-advisedly passed over the wonderfully talented Aisha Tyler.  

Later in the piece, Goodman revealed Comedy Central President Michelle Ganeless and Viacom's Doug Herzog had considered both women and men for the gig, but decided upon Noah as the best person for the job.