Basically it just sounds like you don't find him funny. Which is a personal choice and one I can't and won't refute - we all have different tastes.* Plenty of people have found him funny and insightful, however, including some pretty liberal sites like Vox. His TDS appearances have been a bit unbalanced so far, but they were certainly NOT punching down, they were almost all entirely about making fun of American ignorance about the outside world. Now, do some of his tweets come off as a somewhat frat boyish? Sure - but the guy is 31, and some of these tweets are, I believe, up to 4 years old. If a 27 year old stand up wasn't making a few fat girls+alcohol jokes, I'd be actively surprised, especially considering he's actually a relative newcomer to comedy - he got his start on South African soaps, did a whole bunch of other entertainment work and didn't turn full time to stand up comedy until about 8 years ago, which in comedy terms is not especially long. So it's not surprising that you're going to get some "broey" tweets from a 28 year old guy who's been doing comedy for a few years. This may come off as a full throated defense of his taking over the Daily Show - which it's not meant to be. He wouldn't have been on my short list, to be honest, even if I have found his stand up funny. (His bit about wanting to be black, since he's not in SA, then arriving in the US thinking he's black only to be mistaken for Mexican/Puerto Rican is very funny.) But, given the demands of the show, the pressure of replacing Stewart and the general lack of interest of the many people whom we'd prefer to do it, the options narrowed to younger comics with a lot of upside (that were also cheap). So I'm willing to give him a shot, and since I've seen most of his stand up, which has almost nothing to do with the types of jokes we're discussing here, I think he has a chance. If his show turns out to be more similar to these tweets (which I consider very unlikely), I'll stop watching very fast, since that type of humor isn't amusing to me on a consistent basis at all. But I'm also not remotely willing to judge him based on about 10 tweets people have dredged up out of literally over 8,000. I've found his stand up funny and I'll see how he does on his own merits as host of TDS. That he had a few jokes that clunked (and yes, some were punching down), is only relevant if it broadly reflected his general style of humor, which based on the rest of his work, especially not on twitter, it clearly doesn't.** *Other than the Chappelle Show. Which is objectively funny.*** **It should also be added that Twitter is a very bad platform for meaningful comedy anyway, since it's limited to so few characters and makes context very, very difficult. The Colbert incident this past year was a great example - what was CLEARLY a bit to make fun of Daniel Snyder by creating an obviously terrible stereotype that he had used repeatedly before turned into a firestorm because of one twitter activist. That it got her a guest column in Time is frankly a sign that more than anything else, Twitter is a great place for faux-outrage than truly meaningful comedy. ***Although people tend to forget that Chappelle has had some bits that were/are......well......not awesome, like the bit he continues to do (I saw him a few months back) about gay rape.