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WATCH: New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Makes AIDS Joke in Debut Episode

WATCH: New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Makes AIDS Joke in Debut Episode

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Jon Stewart's successor at The Daily Show debuted Monday night to mostly positive reviews, but a joke he made about AIDS left the audience groaning.

Fans of The Daily Show have been on the edge of their seats waiting for new host Trevor Noah to take the reins. His debut last night was considered solid and generally well received, but jokes about Whitney Houston's drug overdose and about AIDS left some crying foul.

As the inheritor of the chair long held by Jon Stewart, Noah is likely to offend somebody; that's just part of the nature of the comic news routine that earned Stewart accolades over the years.

In his opening monologue, the host reported on House Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he will resign from Congress at the end of October, feigning sadness over his imminent departure: "No-o-o! Why leave now? I just got here! I got a fancy suit and a new set and I learned how to pronounce your name."

The audience roared approvingly. But then Noah made an aside playing on the homonymic quality of the word "aides" and the acronym "AIDS" that drew an audible groan from the audience.

"Boehner has final say about which laws come in and which laws don't," Noah said. "He's basically the bouncer at Club Congress, which is probably the worst club ever. I mean, first of all, there's hardly any women in the club. There's always a bunch of old guys talking about laying pipe. Oh, and everyone at the club has aides."

After the audience groaned, Noah quipped, acting innocent, "Aides, the people that help you!"

The entertainment reporter at The Daily Beast asked his followers on Twitter about it:

Watch below as Noah tackles Boehner's resignation in true Daily Show style.

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