Wanda Sykes (Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix),left, and Wanda Sykes (Photo by Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix) 5 LGBTQ comedians qualified to take Trevor Noah’s seat SARAH BRICKER HUNT | Q Syndicate Trevor Noah, longtime host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, has announced he is leaving the show after seven years, opening up an opportunity for a fresh voice to fill that influential role.
In a tumultuous political climate where LGBTQ issues are the hot potato that terrible politicians love to bat back and forth, who better to provide pithy commentary than a queer comedian?
We nominate these five rising stars and veteran funny people. Patti Harrison Jon Stewart laid the groundwork; Noah carried the torch, and Patti Harrison, the whip-smart, take-no-shit comedian (who got kicked off Twitter for hilariously impersonating Sia as Nilla Wafers — yes the cookies) would bring it home for a new generation.
At 31, Harrison is a vocal member of the young millennial and Gen Z generation and an out transwoman, which means she understands what’s at stake for her generation’s future and can speak powerfully against the recent alarming national political and social backslide into the 1950s.