Newcomer Jaboukie Young-White established his role as Senior Youth Correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. On his first night, Young-White explained to Trevor Noah why young people don’t vote. The Chicago native made the case that the system is old and outdated, like his new boss who he referred to as vintage millennial. “Why are we still using paper to vote?! …Can’t you just Postmates the election to me?”
Young-White impressed in his Comedy Central debut. His delivery meshes with The Daily Show cadence while still maintaining his own distinct style. It’s likely he will be used as the young even-more-progressive voice who calls out the old guard for microaggressions. You’ll look forward to watching this fly human embodiment of the smirking emoji every weeknight. The 24-year-old college drop-out was hand selected by Trevor Noah after checking off some major comedy accomplishments: Variety’s 20 Comedians You Should and Will Know, a strong late night TV set, Netflix comedy staff writer. After nailing his first of many Daily Show segments, it’s no wonder Rolling Stone tagged him as one of their 25 Under 25.
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On Thursday night’s show, Young-White proposes a national voting holiday and looser voter ID laws—because millennials don’t have adequate identification. “I don’t need a driver’s license,” the youngest fake news correspondent explained. “My Uber driver needs a driver’s license.”
Watch Jaboukie Young-White’s standout segment below. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs on Comedy Central weeknights at 11:00 p.m. EST. Replays available at cc.com and the Comedy Central app.
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article misprinted Jaboukie Young-White as Jaboukie Young-Smith in the headline. We regret this error.