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New ‘Daily Show’ Correspondent Michael Che Makes His Debut, Really Pisses Off Aasif Mandvi (Video)

There is now an intense rivalry over Middle Eastern reportage and bad puns

A correspondent gig on “The Daily Show” is one of the most sought-after jobs in comedy, but it turns out that new guy Michael Che may have been a little overqualified for the role.

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The former “Saturday Night Live” writer made his debut on Jon Stewart‘s program on Wednesday night, delivering a sober report “from” Syria that turned the host's smirk into a shocked frown. It also brought out Aasif Mandvi, the long-time “Daily Show” correspondent who, as he insists, has long been the go-to guy on stories about the Muslim world.

Then, Mandvi showed Che how it's done on “The Daily Show,” and to his great credit, the new guy caught on quick.