Yesterday, news broke that comic Michael Kosta had been added to The Daily Show with Trevor Noah‘s team of correspondents, and last night he made his very first appearance with a hilarious desk piece comparing off-the-rails right wing radio host Alex Jones with actress and health guru Gwyneth Paltrow.
Sounds like a very random pair, right? Not quite. As Kosta shows, the conspiracy theorist and the Hollywood star have quite a lot in common (beyond astounding un-self-awareness): they’re both obsessed with supplements, though they sell them in different wayson their websites — for example, Jones peddles maca powder as a “Super Male Vitality” enhancer while Paltrow (along with upscale LA health spot Moon Juice) markets the same exact product as “Sex Dust.”
Kosta got a huge reaction from The Daily Show crowd when Noah introduced him, and the stand-up couldn’t have been more confident as he breezed into his piece, proudly displaying a blank piece of paper he claimed was a legit doctoral degree and flashing a disarming smile whenever he dropped a particularly offbeat point.
We can’t wait to see what Kosta brings to the desk next!