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>> FROM COMEDY CENTRAL'S WORLD

NEWS HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK,

THIS IS "THE DAILY SHOW" WITH

TREVOR NOAH!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: WELCOME TO "THE

DAILY SHOW," EVERYBODY!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING

OUT!

AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN!

I'M TREVOR NOAH!

OUR GUEST TONIGHT IS A WRITER

AND DIRECTOR WHOSE ANIMATED

SHORT FILM "HAIR LOVE" IS UP FOR

AN ACADEMY AWARD NEXT WEEK.

MATTHEW A. CHERRY IS JOINING US

ON THE SHOW!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

ALSO ON TONIGHT'S EPISODE, HOW

TO WIN BIG ON THE Z THE WORST

WAY TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, AND

NEIL BRENNAN TELL US WHAT DONALD

TRUMP AND 50 SHADES OF GREY HAVE

IN COMMON.

SO LET'S CATCH UP ON TADS TADS.

LET'S KICK IT OFF WITH BIG

HEALTH NEWS.

IF YOU'RE A PERSON WHO LIKES

BEING ALIVE AND DOES NOT WANT TO

DIE SOON, FIRST OF ALL,

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING BASIC

AND, SECOND, HERE'S SOME GOOD

NEWS FOR YOU --

>> GOOD NEWS THIS MORNING,

AMERICANS' LIFE EXPECTANCY HAS

INCREASED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

FOUR YEARSERRING ACCORDING TO A

NEW RECORD FROM THE CENTERS FOR

DISEASE CONTROL.

IT SHOWS LIFE EXPECTANCY ROSE

SLIGHTLY IN 2018 TO 78.7 YEARS.

>> Trevor: WOW!

THIS IS MAJOR, FOR THE FIRST

TIME IN FOUR YEARS, AMERICAN

LIFE EXPECTANCY IS ON THE RISE!

BIG SHOUT OUT TO BETTY WHITE FOR

BUMPING UP THE AVERAGE!

WE SEE YOU, GIRL!

WE SEE YOU, GIRL!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

IT'S WEIRD THAT LIFE EXPECTANCY

IS EVEN A THING.

IT FEELS LIKE WE'RE GIVING HUMAN

BEINGS EXPIRATION DATES LIKE

MILK.

SOME PEOPLE ARE MILK, BUT NOT

MOST OF US, YOU KNOW?

( LAUGHTER )

HERE'S THE PROBLEM, THOUGH, LIFE

EXPECTANCY STUDIES ARE DECEPTIVE

BECAUSE THEY MAKE YOU THINK

EVERYBODY'S GETTING AN EXTRA

MONTH, WHICH IS NOT TRUE

BECAUSE, ON AVERAGE, YES, LIFE

EXPECTANCY IS HIRING, BUT IF

YOU'RE IN THE SWAMPS WRANGLING

ALLIGATORS, YOU'RE STILL LUCKY

IF YOU HIT 40.

ACTUALLY, I THINK SCIENTISTS

SHOULD LIE ABOUT LIFE

EXPECTANCY, BECAUSE WHEN YOU

TELL THE TRUTH THAT WE'RE

SUPPOSED TO REACH 78, WE TAKE

LIFE FOR GRANTED, AND IF WE

DON'T IT FEELS LIKE WE FAILED.

PEOPLE WILL BE, LIKE, MY

GRAND-DAD DIED.

HOW OLD WAS HE?

73.

WHAT A BITCH!

( LAUGHTER )

MOVING ON TO IMMIGRATION NEWS.

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RUSHING

TO BUILD 450 MILES OF HIS BIG

BEAUTIFUL BORDER WALL BEFORE THE

NOVEMBER ELECTION COMES.

BUT MAYBE INSTEAD OF GETTING IT

DONE FAST, HE SHOULD CONCENTRATE

ON GETTING IT DONE RIGHT.

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID THE

MEXICAN BORDER WALL WOULD BE

IMPOSSIBLE TO PENETRATE.

WIND IS BEING BLAMED FOR

KNOCKING PART OF IT OVER.

PANELS FROM THE BORDER WALL FELL

OVER IN MEXICALI DURING HEAVY

WINDS.

FELL ON TO TREES ON THE MEXICAN

SIDE.

HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN SET IN

CONCRETE.

NOT CLEAR IF MEXICO WILL PAY FOR

THE CLEARUP.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Trevor: INSANE, PARTS TO

HAVE THE BORDER WALL ARE BEING

KNOCKED DOWN BY WIND?

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU

BUILD SOMETHING WITHOUT

MEXICANS, DONALD!

( LAUGHTER )

AND TRUMP SHOULDN'T TOLERATE

THIS.

HE NEEDS TO GO DOWN TO THE

BORDER AND TEACH THESE WALLS HOW

TO HANDLE THE WINDS BECAUSE IF

THERE'S ONE THING TRUMP KNOWS

IT'S HOW TO DODGE A DRAFT.

( AUDIENCE REACTS )

CAN'T BE HARD ENOUGH TO PUT THE

WALL UPRIGHT.

THEY CAN USE THE GEL DONNELL

PUTS IN HIS HAIR TO HARDEN THE

CONCRETE.

( LAUGHTER )

THEY SAID THAT'S BECAUSE THAT

SPECIFIC PART OF THE WALL WASN'T

FINISHED, BUT THAT'S ON TRUMP.

HE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, BUT HE

HADN'T FINISHED READING THE

THREE LITTLE PIGS.

IT'S( AS TRUMP ) IT'S ONE OF THE

LONGTH NOVELS EVER WRITTEN,

FOLKS, SO LONG!

( LAUGHTER )

( APPLAUSE )

AND FINALLY IN HEADLINES,

MINNESOTA, A STATE MOST FAMOUS

FOR BORING THINGS LIKE

CASSEROLES AND AMY KLOBUCHAR,

BUT NOW THEY'RE TRYING TO SHAKE

OFF THAT BORING REPUTATION AND

BREAKING BAD.

>> NEARLY A MILLION DOLLARS IN

COUNTERFEIT DOLLAR BILLS.

CANADIANS BORDER, AUTHORITIES

RECEIVED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN

COUNTERFEIT BILLS, SINGLES,

AUTHORITIES SAY THEY CAME FROM

CHINA.

>> Trevor: WOW, COPS IN

MINNESOTA DISCOVERED A MILLION

DOLLARS WORTH OF FAKE $1 BILLS.

AND THE COPS COULD TELL THEY

WERE FAKE BECAUSE THE

COUNTERFEITERS USED THE WRONG

WASHINGTON.

( LAUGHTER )

HERE'S MY QUESTION, THOUGH,

HONEST QUESTION -- WHY ARE YOU

COUNTERFEITING $1 BILLS?

IT'S SUCH A SMALL NUMBER.

LIKE WITH A MILLION ONES, ALL

YOU HAVE IS A MILLION DOLLARS.

BUT IF YOU COUN COUNTERFEITED A

MILLION $100 BILLS, YOU HAVE WAY

MORE MONEY.

HOW ARE YOU GOING TO USE ONE SZ?

CLEAR OUT THE VENDING MACHINE?

BE KING OF THE DOLLAR STORE?

YOU COULD GO TO STRIP CLUBS BUT

IF YOU GET BUSTED YOU WILL HAVE

A LOT OF EXPLAINING TO DO.

THE STRIPPERS AND BOUNCERS, AND

YOU WILL BE LIKE, I THOUGHT YOU

BE BOOBS WERE FAKE, I THOUGHT

THE MONEY COULD BE FAKE?

OKAY, I'LL WASH THE DISHES!

MOVING ON TO THE TOP STORY.

( APPLAUSE )

THIS WEEKEND IS SUPER BOWL LIV,

IT'S BASICALLY A J. LO CONCERT

WITH CONCUSSIONS.

AND OTHER THAN THE CAME AND THE

COMMERCIALS, ONE OF THE BIGGEST

ASPECTS OF THE SUPER BOWL HAS

ALWAYS BEEN GAMBLING.

IN FACT, THIS SUNDAY'S GAME WILL

SHATTER THE RECORD FOR THE MOST

BETS ON A SUPER BOWL IN HISTORY.

BUT WHY?

WELL, LET'S FIND OUT IN ANOTHER

INSTALLMENT OF "IF YOU DON'T

KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW."

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

THE SUPER BOWL HAS ALWAYS BEEN

THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR

SPORTS BETTING.

THE SAME WAY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BIGGEST DAY

OF THE YEAR FOR STREET VOMITING.

THIS YEAR AN ESTIMATED

26 MILLION AMERICANS WILL WAGE

$6.8 BILLION, AND ONE OF THE

REASONS IT'S SUCH A BIG DAY FOR

BETTING IS BECAUSE YOU CAN BET

ON ANYTHING.

>> IF IT HAPPENS AT THE SUPER

BOWL, YOU CAN PROBABLY BET ON

IT, COIN TOSS, THE LENGTHS OF

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, EVEN THE

COLOR OF THE GATORADE IS DUMPED

ON THE WINNING COACH.

>> WILL ANY PLAYER BE ARRESTED

IN MIAMI AFTER THE GAME?

>> ANY OTHER PROP BETS, HOW MANY

TIMES PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETS

DURING THE GAME.

>> WILL J. LO TWERK?

>> JENNIFER LOPEZ, WHETHER OR

NOT SHE'S GOING TO SHOW BUTT

CLEAVING.

>> Trevor: YES, SUPER BOWL

LIV, YOU CAN EVEN BET ON J. LO'S

BUTT CLEAVING, AND IT WILL

PROBABLY BE THERE BUT PROBABLY

WILL HAPPEN DURING A TACKLE.

( LAUGHTER )

BUT IT'S TRUE, YOU CAN BET ON

ANYTHING THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO

WITH THE SUPER BOWL, EVEN THE

LENGTH OF THE NAT NATIONAL ANTH,

WHICH IS GREAT NEWS FOR DEMI,

BECAUSE SHE'S SINGING.

SHE CAN BET AND SHE CAN BE JUST

LIKE, AND THE HOME OF THE

BRAVE --

( DRAGGING OUT "BRAVE" )

BRAVE, BRAVE, BRAVE!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

SO THE SUPER BOWL IS ALWAYS A

BIG BETTING DAY, BUT THIS YEAR,

THANKS TO SOME NEW LAWS, IT WILL

BE EVEN EASIER TO LOSE YOUR LIFE

SAVINGS.

>> IN 2020, SIN IS IN.

SPORTS BETTING IS NOW AUTHORIZED

IN 20 STATES PLUS

WASHINGTON, D.C.

>> SINCE IS SUPREME COURT

CLEARED THE WAY FOR SPORTS

BETTING IN THE STATES, OTHER

THAN IN NEVADA, A GROWING NUMBER

OF STATES HAVE LEGALIZED SPORTS

GAMBLING.

>> SPORTS BETTING REVENUE

EXPECTED TO GO FROM $2.5 BILLION

TO NEARLY 19 BILLION IN 2020.

>> THE CASE CAME FROM

NEW JERSEY, A STATE THAT FOUGHT

FOR YEARS TO LEGALIZE SPORTS

BETS.

>> IN NEW JERSEY, ALREADY POISE

TOFERREDO TAKE NEVADA AS THE

BIGGEST STATE FOR SPORTS BETTING

IN THE U.S.

>> Trevor: YEAH, THANKS TO

NEW JERSEY, GAMBLING ON SPORTS

CAN NOW BE FLEEL ANY STATE, AND

NOW THAT IT'S LEGAL, SPORTS

BETTING IS BASICALLY

NEW JERSEY'S NEW PASTTIME, WHICH

MEANS WE NEED TO BID FAREWELL TO

JERSEY'S OLD PAST TIME, EATING

SALAMI ON A DISGUSTING BEACH.

( LAUGHTER )

WHAT'S INTERESTING, EVEN THOUGH

JERSEY MAY BECOME BIG ON SPORTS

GAMBLING, NOT MANY PEOPLE ARE

PLANNING TO SPEND THE WEEKEND.

>> SPORTS FANS ARE MAKING SUPER

QUICK TRIPS TO NEW JERSEY.

>> SOME SPORTS FANS ONLY VISIT A

MATTER OF MINUTES BEFORE THEY GO

HOME.

>> IN NEW YORK, YOU OPEN THE

BETTING APP, YOU TRY AND THE APP

KNOWS YOU ARE NOT IN NEW JERSEY,

WE ARE UNABLE TO PLACE YOUR

WAGERS.

>> THIS IS A FIVE-MINUTE RIDE

JUST TO COME BACK ON THE TRAIN

AND GO OVER.

>> BETS ARE MADE IN NEW JERSEY

PARKING LOTS, SERVICE STAGE AND

TRAIN PLATFORMS.

OTHERS TAKE PATH TRAINS FINDING

THIS TO BE THE BEST WAY TO BET

AND BOLT.

>> Trevor: OKAY, I'M SORRY,

THIS IS HILARIOUS.

SO NEW YORKERS ARE GOING TO

NEW JERSEY TO PLACE A BET, BUT

THEY WANT TO GET OUT AS SOON AS

THEY'RE DONE.

( LAUGHTER )

IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY'RE WORRIED

THAT IF THEY STAY FOR TOO LONG,

THEY'RE GOING TO TURN INTO

JERSEY.

COME ON, GUYS, WE HAVE TO GET

OUT OF HERE BEFORE WE TURN

INTO -- OH!

YOU WANNA HIT THE GYM?

( LAUGHTER )

BASICALLY WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

IS JERSEY IS THE NEW VEGAS,

EXCEPT THEIR MOTTO IS WHATEVER

HAPPENS IN JERSEY, DON'T STAY IN

JERSEY!

( LAUGHTER )

NOW, WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT

THE WORLD OF SPORTS BETTING IS

THAT, BEFORE IT WAS LEGAL, TV

NETWORKS AND SPORTS LEAGUES

THOUGHT BETTING WAS THE MOST

DISGUSTING THING THAT COULD

HAPPEN TO SPORTS, BUT NOW THAT

THEY'VE LEARNED HOW MUCH MONEY

THEY CAN MAKE OFF OF IT, THEY'RE

ALL?

>> THE NCAA AND PROFESSIONAL

SPORTS LEAGUES LONGO SUPPOSED

SPORTS BETTING SAYING IT COULD

HURT THE INTEGRITY OF THE GAME.

>> BUT AS SOON AS THE SUPREME

COURT FREED STATES TO LEGALIZE

SPORTS BETTING THE PRO LEAGUES

MIDDLE EAST REVERSED COURSE.

WITHIN MONTHS OF THE CRIEWLG,

THE N.B.A., MAJOR LEAGUE BE ABLE

AND NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE MADE

DEALS WITH M.G.M. AND N.F.L.

HART FEARED NERD WITH CAESAR'S

PALACE.

>> TED LEE I DON'T KNOW SAID HIS

CAPITOL WILL HAVE ITS OWN SPORTS

BOOK.

>> SOMEBODY WILL COME TO YOUR

SEAT AND SAY YOU WANT TO BET ON

THE NEXT PERIOD, THE NEXT HALF?

>> Trevor: THE LEAGUES

EMBRACED BETTING SO MUCH, SOME

DAY YOU WILL HAVE USHERS COMING

UP TO YOU AND ASK YOU TO PLACE A

BET.

THAT'S BIG.

BECAUSE BEFORE THAT, THE ONLY

KIND OF GAMBLING THEY OFFERED AT

A GAME IS WHETHER THE HOT DOGS

WOULD GIVE YOU DIARRHEA.

( LAUGHTER )

BUT IT'S EASY TO SEE HOW BETTING

AT THE GAMES COULD MAKE THINGS

AWKWARD FOR SOME OF THE FANS.

YOU WOULD BE THERE, LIKE, WOO,

GO KNICKS!

500 ON THE CELTICS, PLEASE.

( LAUGHTER )

SO, NOW --

( APPLAUSE )

YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE YOUR

MONEY!

COME ON, PEOPLE!

YOU CAN SUPPORT A TEAM AND KEEP

YOUR MONEY!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

SO NOW, THANKS TO THE SUPREME

COURT AND NEW JERSEY LOBBYING

EFFORTS, SPORTS BETTING IS

POISED TO BECOME BIGGER AND

BIGGER.

STATES ARE EMBRACING IT, LEAGUES

ARE EMBRACING IT,ETH SPREADING

EVERYWHERE, AND NOBODY KNOWS

WHERE IT COULD GO IN THE FUTURE.

MAYBE SOME DAY, MOVIES LIKE

UNCUT GEMS WILL START TO LOOK

SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

>> HOW YOU DOING, HOWARD?

>> HEY.

>> LOOKING GOOD, HOWARD.

>> WHAT I TOLD YOUR MOM LAST

NIGHT!

( LAUGHTER )

>> I MADE A CRAZY RISK, A

GAMBLE.

BUT IT'S ABOUT TO PAY OFF.

>> I WANT TO PUT 40Gs ON A SIX

WAY PARLAY IN TODAY'S GAME!

>> WHY WOULD YOU BET ON THAT?

>> THIS IS ME!

THIS IS HOW I WIN!

>> WHAT CRAZY THING DID YOU BET

ON NOW, HOWARD?

>> THIS KID'S AUTOMATIC!

HE NEVER MISSES!

HE DOESN'T MISS IT!

>> WHERE'S MY ( BLEEP ) MONEY,

HOWARD?

>> LET ME GO DOUBLE OR NOTHING

ON A BIG HOPSCOTCH GAME

TOMORROW!

YOU KNOW I'M GOOD FOR IT!

>> ALL RIGHT, BUT HERE'S A

LITTLE TASTE OF WHAT'S GOING TO

HAPPEN IF YOU LOSE.

>> OH! AAAHHH!

>> HOPSCOTCH?

YOU BET ON HOPSCOTCH?

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU,

HOWARD?

DON'T TOUCH THE LIGHT!

DON'T TOUCH THE LIGHT!

HOW HARD IS IT TO JUMP INTO A

BOX?

>> WHERE'S MY MONEY, HOWARD?

>> PAY WHAT YOU OWE!

>> YOU'VE GOT A GAMBLING

PROBLEM, HOWARD.

>> 50 BUCKS SAYS I DON'T!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: MICHAEL KOSTA,

EVERYBODY!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE DAILY SHOW."

DURING THE IMPEACHMENT SCANDAL,

WE HAVE WATCHED THE REPUBLICAN

DEFENSES OF DONALD TRUMP EVOLVE

BEGLY.

FIRST, IT WAS THERE WAS NO QUID

PRO QUO.

THEN IT WAS, OKAY, EVEN IF IT

WAS A QUID PRO QUO, IT WASN'T AN

ABUSE OF POWER.

NOW IT'S THERE'S NO SUCH THING

AS AN ABUSE OF POWER.

DONALD TRUMP CAN PUT THE WHITE

HOUSE ON LOVE IT OR LIST IT AND

Y'ALL CAN'T DO SHIT!

SO, CLEARLY, THE REPUBLICANS ARE

OKAY WITH DONALD TRUMP GOING TOO

FAR.

BUT WHY?

WELL, TO HELP US UNDERSTAND, WE

TURN TO ANOTHER MAN WHO ALWAYS

GOES TOO FAR, MY FRIEND NEIL

BRENNAN, EVERYBODY!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> TREVOR, IF YOU WANT TO

UNDERSTAND WHY REPUBLICANS ARE

BEHAVING LIKE THIS, YOU HAVE TO

UNDERSTAND THE WORLD OF SEX.

>> Trevor: SEX?

>> YES, BUDDY, SEX.

YOU KNOW, THE THING THAT WOMEN

WANT TO HAVE WITH YOU BUT WILL

SETTLE FOR WITH ME?

>> Trevor: YEAH, SEX.

RIGHT.

>> YOU KNOW THE ONE.

BUT I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST

ANY SEX.

I'M TALKING ABOUT THE KINKY

STUFF -- WHIPS, CHAINS,

HANDCUFFS, YOU KNOW, LIKE IN 50

SHADES OF GREY OR THE NEW WINNIE

THE POOH MOVIE.

>> Trevor: BUT, NEIL, EXPLAIN

TO ME, LIKE, WHAT DOES KINKY SEX

HAVE TO DO WITH IMPEACHMENT?

>> I'LL TELL YOU, THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY IS COMPLETELY SUBMISSIVE

TO DONALD TRUMP, COMPLETELY.

WE SHOULDN'T EVEN CALL THEM THE

G.O.P. ANYMORE.

WE SHOULD CALL THEM THE BDSM,

BECAUSE EVER SINCE DONALD TRUMP

CAME ALONG, THEY HAVE BEEN

LETTING THEIR FREAK FLAG FLY.

HE INSULTS THEM AND THEY'RE,

LIKE, YOU'RE A BAD BOY,

MR. PRESIDENT.

( LAUGHTER )

HE ABUSES POWER AND THEY'RE,

LIKE, HOW CAN SOMETHING SO WRONG

FEEL SO RIGHT?

( LAUGHTER )

HE DOESN'T EVEN BOTHER TO GO TO

THEM TO GET BILLS PASSED

ANYMORE.

HE DOES EVERYTHING BY EXECUTIVE

ORDER WHICH THEY USED TO HATE

BUT NOW THEY CAN'T GET ENOUGH

OF.

BY THE WAY, EVEN THE TERM

EXECUTIVE ORDER SOUNDS LIKE A

KINKY CINEMAX MOVIE.

DO I HAVE TO, SIR?

( LAUGHTER )

I'M GIVING YOU AN EXECUTIVE

ORDER.

>> Trevor: OKAY, WELL, NEIL,

IF THE REPUBLICANS WANT BDSM

WITH TRUMP, THEN WHY SHOULD WE

JUDGE?

>> BECAUSE, TREVOR, IF YOU'RE

NOT CAREFUL, BDSM RELATIONSHIPS

CAN GET WAY OUT OF CONTROL.

ONE WEEKEND I LET MY GIRLFRIEND

POUR A LITTLE HOT WAX ON MY

CHEST.

A MONTH LATER, I'M HANDCUFFED TO

MY BAD BUTT NAKED WITH AN ACTIVE

BEEHIVE DANGLING OVER MY PENIS.

WHICH REMINDS ME, TREVOR, I

BROUGHT YOU SOME HONEY.

IT'S LOCALLY SOURCED.

>> Trevor: YEAH, THANKS.

UM, I'M NOW OFF SUGAR.

( LAUGHTER )

SO, NEIL, IF THIS THING IS

GETTING SO DANGEROUS, IS THERE

ANYTHING REPUBLICANS CAN DO TO

STOP IT?

>> YES, THEY NEED TO COME UP

WITH A SAFE WORD.

IT'S THE WORD YOU USE WHEN

YOU'RE NO LONGER COMFORTABLE

WITH THE SEX AND YOU WANT IT TO

STOP.

WORDS LIKE PURPLE OR BANANA.

NOW, MY SAFE WORD'S A LITTLE

CONFUSING.

MY SAFE WORD IS "HARDER."

( LAUGHTER )

NEEDLESS TO SAY, I'VE GOTTEN

PRETTY INJURED OVER THE YEARS.

MY POINT IS, REPUBLICANS NEED A

SAFE WORD TO END THIS BDSM

NIGHTMARE, AND THAT SAFE WORD IS

"IMPEACH."

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: OKAY, BUT, WAIT,

HERE'S THE THING, IF REPUBLICANS

REMOVE TRUMP, WON'T THEY JUST

END UP IN ANOTHER KINKY

RELATIONSHIP, THIS TIME WITH

MIKE PENCE?

>> MIKE PENCE, KINKY?

( LAUGHTER )

NO ONE IS LESS KINKY THAN MIKE

PENCE.

TO MIKE PENCE, HOLDING HANDS IS

BASICALLY DOGGY STYLE.

( LAUGHTER )

IN FACT, A FEW MONTHS OF MIKE

PENCE'S BLANDISH SHOULD SWING

THE PENDULUM BACK TO THE WAY

G.O.P. WAS BEFORE TRUMP AND WE

CAN RETURN TO DEMOCRACY THE WAY

IT USED TO BE, A DEMOCRACY

THAT'S MORE LIKE THE AVERAGE

AMERICAN SEX LIFE -- TWO PARTIES

NEGOTIATING, NEITHER ONE

ESPECIALLY HAPPY, BUT EVERY FEW

MONTHS, YOU TAKE SOMETHING TO

THE FLOOR, AND YOU GET IT DONE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

NOW, IF YOU WILL EXCUSE ME, MY

GIRL'S AT HOME, AND WE'VE GOT

SOME HONEY TO MAKE.

>> Trevor: NEIL BRENNAN,

EVERYBODY!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: WELCOME BACK TO

"THE DAILY SHOW."

ANY GUEST TONIGHT IS A FORMER

N.F.L. WIDE RECEIVER WHO WROTE,

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED THE

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT FILM "HAIR

LOVE."

>> HERE WE GO!

SEE?

NOW WASN'T THAT EASY?

>> HMM...

>> Trevor: PLEASE WELCOME

MATMATMATTHEW A. CHERRY!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

WELCOME TO "THE DAILY SHOW."

>> THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

THIS IS CRAZY.

>> Trevor: YEAH, IT IS CRAZY,

BECAUSE WHAT A JOURNEY YOUR LIFE

HAS BEEN.

>> YEAH.

>> Trevor: GOING FROM BEING AN

N.F.L. WIDE RECEIVER TO

RELEASING A CHILDREN'S BOOK AND

A SHORT FILM THAT IS NOMINATED

FOR AN OSCAR.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: CONGRATULATIONS.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE STORY AND

HOW IT CAME TO BE, BECAUSE I

REMEMBER WHEN YOU BEGAN THIS

CAMPAIGN, YOU'VE ALWAYS BEEN

SOMEONE WHO'S POSITIVE ONLINE, A

RARE THING ON TWITTER,

ESPECIALLY.

I REMEMBER WHEN YOU STARTED THIS

PROJECT.

YOU SAID, HEY, GUYS, I WANT TO

MAKE A FILM ABOUT POSITIVITY

WHEN IT COMES TO DADS AND THEIR

DAUGHTERS AND THEIR HAIR AND

LOVING THEIR HAIR, NATURAL HAIR.

WHY WAS THAT SO IMPORTANT TO

YOU?

HOW DID THAT BEGIN TO BE A SEED

IN YOUR MIND?

>> I WAS COMING ACROSS A LOT OF

THESE VIRAL VIDEOS AND IT FELT

LIKE A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY

TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON BLACK

FATHERS WHO GET NEGATIVE

PORTRAYAL IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA,

WHEN STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THEY'RE

ONE OF THE MOST INVOLVED GROUPS

IN THEIR KIDS' LIVES.

( APPLAUSE )

IN 2017, ONLY THREE FILMS HAD

FEATURED BLACK PROTAGONISTS IN

HISTORY, SO IT FELT LIKE A GOOD

OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE A BLACK

FAMILY AND TO NORMALIZE OUR

HAIR.

EVERY WEEK, THERE'S A NEW STORY

OF A YOUNG KID WHO'S NOT ABLE TO

GRADUATE BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOOKS

LIKE MINE.

SO WANTED TO NORMALIZE IT AND

SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON THESE YOUNG

KIDS THAT HAVE PRIDE IN HOW THEY

LOOK.

>> Trevor: THAT HAS BECOME ONE

OF THE STORIES WE HAVE BEEN

FOLLOWING RECENTLY.

WE HAVE BEEN SEEING IT MORE ON

THE NEWS WHERE A KID IS BEING

TOLD, YOU CAN'T BE IN THE CLASS

PICTURE OF YOUR HAIR, THAT

HAIRSTYLE IS NOT APPROPRIATE.

DREADLOCKS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR

THE OFFICE OR CORN ROWS OR

BRAIDS, THESE ARE ALL

INAPPROPRIATE FOR THE OFFICE,

AND SCHOOL.

IT WAS A BIG PART OF MY LIFE, AS

WELL.

DID YOU FEEL THAT WHEN YOU WERE

TRANSITIONING?

WHEN YOU'RE IN SPORTS, YOU CAN

HAVE WHATEVER HAIR YOU WANT, BUT

WHEN YOU MOVE INTO A MORE

PROFESSIONAL WORLD, WAS THERE A

MOMENT WHERE PEOPLE LOOKED AT

YOUR HAIR AND WENT, OH, MAN, WE

SHOULD TAME THAT?

>> NO, I MEAN, DEFINITELY, YOU

GET THE MICRO AGGRESSIONS,

THINGS LIKE THAT.

YOU KNOW, WHEN I WENT TO CERTAIN

SCHOOLS, YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE

THE SAME THING, BUT, LUCKILY,

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE CREATIVE

ARTS, IT'S NOT SO BAD.

I HAVE A LOT OF CO-WORKERS AND

FRIENDS WHO WORK IN MORE

CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTS AND THEY

CAN'T WEAR THEIR HAIR A CERTAIN

WAY AND IT'S CRAZY.

>> Trevor: IT IS SAD BUT IT'S

CHANGING.

IN CALIFORNIA, THEY NOW PASSED A

LAW THAT PROTECTS PEOPLE WHO

HAVE NATURAL HAIR.

YOU CAN'T BE DISCRIMINATED

AGAINST.

YOU GO TO WORK, IT'S YOUR

NATURAL HAIR.

IT'S GREAT FOR EVERYBODY,

REALLY.

>> YEAH.

>> Trevor: AND THIS STORY IS

REALLY BEAUTIFUL.

IT IS A SHORT FILM.

>> YEP.

>> Trevor: ABOUT A DAD AND

THIS CUTE LITTLE GIRL, AND AS WE

SAW IN THE LITTLE CLIP THAT WE

PLAYED, SHE NEEDS TO GET HER

HAIR DONE, AND WE DON'T

UNDERSTAND WHY IT'S SO

IMPORTANT, BUT SHE NEEDS TO GET

HER HAIR DONE, AND HE IS

TERRIFIED OF DOING HER HAIR.

>> YES.

>> Trevor: WHY DID YOU WANT TO

MAKE THIS MOVIE AND WHAT'S MORE

INTERESTING TO ME IS WHY DID YOU

CHOOSE TO MAKE IT THE WAY YOU

DID, ASKING PEOPLE TO HELP YOU

MAKE THE MOVIE?

>> WELL, FOR CROWD FUNDING, IT'S

A GOOD WAY AS A FILMMAKER TO

BUILD AN AUDIENCE BEFORE YOU

WENT TO MARKET.

WITH THIS STORY, I FELT

CONFIDENT BECAUSE I HAD THIS

DATA WITH THE VIRAL VIDEOS,

LIKE, CLEARLY, PEOPLE WERE

ALREADY INTO IT.

SO IT WAS SOMETHING I HAD A

REALLY GOOD FEELING THAT WOULD

CONNECT WITH AUDIENCES.

IT TOOK OFF LIKE CRAZY.

WE ENDED OPINION RAWING ALMOST

$300,000 IN 30 DAYS, WHICH IS

WILD.

( APPLAUSE )

AND, YOU KNOW, WHILE IS STORY IS

OBVIOUSLY VERY UNAPOLOGETICALLY

BLACK, IT'S ALSO VERY UNIVERSAL.

SOMETIMES KIDS ASK YOU TO DO

STUFF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO DO,

BUT IF YOU LOVE THEM YOU WILL

STEP UP AND THIS IS WHAT THE

STORY MEANS.

>> Trevor: IT WAS A MOMENT OF

VULNERABILITY EVEN IN A FUNNY

WAY WHERE A DAD SAYS I DON'T

KNOW THIS WORLD OF GIRLS BUT I'M

GOING TO STEP INTO IT AS A DAD.

IT WAS SPURRED ON BY WHAT

HAPPENED WITH KOBE BRYANT.

>> RIGHT.

>> Trevor: HE WAS PROUD TO BE

WHAT HE CALLED THE GIRL DAD, AND

HOW SOME PEOPLE HAVE A NEGATIVE

CONNOTATION TOWARDS THAT.

KOBE ALSO SHOUTED YOU OUT FOR

THIS NOMINATION.

>> MM-HMM.

>> Trevor: BECAUSE YOU WERE

ONLY, I THINK THE SECOND ATHLETE

OR FORMER ATHLETE TO EVER BE

NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR AND SAME

CATEGORY.

>> YEAH.

SO CRAZY

( APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: DO YOU THINK

LOOKING AT SOMEBODY LIKE KOBE AS

A DAD, DO YOU THINK WE NEED TO

ENCOURAGE MORE DADS TO SEE THIS

AS NORMAL?

>> EXACTLY.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S THE THING.

WE WANTED TO REPRESENT THE

MODERN-DAY FAMILY.

RENT IS EXPENSIVE EVERYWHERE,

AND OFTENTIMES BOTH PARENTS HAVE

TO WORK.

SO IF MOM HAS TO GO OUT OF TOWN

OR HAS TO GO TO WORK EARLY, IF

YOU'RE A FATHER, YOU'RE GOING TO

STEP UP AND GET YOUR KIDS

TOGETHER.

IT SHOULDN'T BE AN EXCEPTION.

WE WANT TO TRY TO NORMALIZE

THAT.

>> Trevor: WE'VE GROWN UP IN A

WORLD WHERE GUYS ARE, LIKE, I

DON'T KNOW DO THE HAIR, I'M A

MAN.

NO, YOU CAN HAVE FUN DOING THE

HAIR.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

THANK YOU FOR BEING ON THE SHOW.

REALLY WONDERFUL.

I HOPE YOU WIN THAT OSCAR.

"HAIR LOVE," THE BOOK IS

AVAILABLE NOW, AND YOU CAN WATCH

THE SHORT FILM ON SO MANY

ANIMATIONS, YOUTOWN CHANNEL AS

WELL IN SELECT THEATERS, AND

"JUMANGI: THE NEXT LEVEL."

MATTHEW A. CHERRY, EVERYBODY!

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Trevor: THAT'S OUR SHOW FOR

TONIGHT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TUNING IN.

NOW, HERE IT IS...

YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> THE NORWAY TRIP WAS JUNE OF

2015.

HE REMAINED ON THE BOARD

UNTIL -- APRIL -- OF -- 2019.

The Description of January 30, 2020 - Matthew A. Cherry