'Daily Show' Takes on March Madness With Bracket of Rage-Inducing Phenomena
"We're taking the madness literally," host Trevor Noah explained on Thursday's show. "Instead of crowning the best college team, we've created a bracket tournament of our own, that lets you at home vote on what makes you the maddest — what really pisses you off."
The Daily Show is just the latest media outlet to try to capitalize on the March Madness frenzy with a bracket of its own.
On its Thursday night edition, the Comedy Central late-night show launched what it's calling "Third Month Mania," a competition that lets show fans vote on what makes them the angriest.
"We're taking the madness literally," host Trevor Noah explained. "Instead of crowning the best college team, we've created a bracket tournament of our own, that lets you at home vote on what makes you the maddest — what really pisses you off."
Like the NCAA tournament, The Daily Show's bracket has four "regions": people, issues, tech, and "everyday shit," which includes contenders like "guac is extra," sports scores vs. "our inevitable deaths," traffic, "weird smell," and "How the f— do you open this?"
The people bracket, which correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Hasan Minhaj broke down on Thursday night's show, includes match-ups between Bill Cosby and Martin Shkreli ("two monsters doing some real shady shit with drugs. One guy is keeping you from getting your pills; the other guy is giving 'em to you whether you want 'em or not"), the NRA and vegans and the Kardashians and Kanye West.
The tech region includes spoilers, Twitter changing something vs. Facebook changing something, Tidal vs. "DVR cut off the end," your phone not working vs. Uber and dating apps vs. hoverboards.
Frustrating issues include serious topics like global warming, police brutality and government surveillance to entertainment-inspired sources of frustration, like the Steven Avery verdict and the Adnan Syed verdict.
Watch The Daily Show's collection of videos about "Third Month Mania," including Minhaj and Wood's "deep dive" into all of the regions, below.