Trevor Noah Makes Fun of Will Smith: ‘I Wish I Could Get Banned From the Emmys’
Trevor Noah mocked the Academy’s decision to exclude Will Smith from the Oscars on Monday, joking that the Emmys should treat him the same way.
On Monday, Noah made his triumphant return to The Daily Show studio in Manhattan, performing in front of a live audience for the first time in over two years.
Trevor Noah Comments on Smith’s Ban
“When I first read the headline, I thought this was the worst punishment ever. I was like, ’10 years? The Oscars, you’re ridiculous!’ ” Noah said on Monday. “But then I got into the details and I realized that he gets to keep his Oscar and he can still win Oscars, even though he’s banned.”
“This isn’t a punishment — this is a favor,” Noah continued.
“Will Smith doesn’t have to go to the ceremony: he doesn’t have to get dressed up. He doesn’t have to sit through a bunch of boring awards that he doesn’t care about”. Additionally, he said, “He (Smith) doesn’t have to pretend to be happy when he loses. I wish I could get banned from the Emmys.”
Smith Shouldn’t Have Been Banned, According to Noah
“Honestly, I don’t think they should have banned Will Smith at all. I’ll be honest,” he added. “I actually think they should have hired Will Smith to replace the wrap it up music that they play at award shows. Yeah. Do you know how quickly winners will finish their speeches when they see Will Smith watching them from the side of the stage?”
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