Russell Peters Pranks Media with Trevor Noah Joke-Stealing Accusation

Yup, the media is that gullible.

Turns out the joke is on us… Russell Peters told a Singaporean television show that the new “Daily Show” host, Trevor Noah, had stolen jokes from not only him, but David Kau as well.

The media willingly took the bait. Several outlets ran stories cited the comedian’s remarks, as they fit the controversy surrounding Noah.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, it was all an elaborate “prank.” Peters confirmed on Twitter that these comments were just a giant middle finger to the media:

It should be noted, however, that Noah was accused by fellow comedian David Kau of stealing jokes in 2013.

Watch Russell Peters’ interview, via ChannelNews Asia: