As Americans huddle around their March Madness brackets, The Daily Show put their own spin on the annual tournament with “Third Month Mania,” a tournament where viewers can vote for 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.”
The field is divided into four topics with 16 competitors: Issues, People, Tech and Everyday Shit, where you’ll find competitors like “Being Told to Watch a Documentary,” “Sports Scores” and “Guac is Extra.” The People bracket has epic showdowns like Kanye West versus the entire Kardashian clan, Bill Cosby against Martin Shkreli and Anti-Vaxxers against Hipsters.
“Issues” finds anger-inducing matchups like Making a Murderer‘s Steven Avery Verdict versus Serial‘s Adnan Syed Verdict, Homophobia versus Islamophobia and the Flint Water Crisis versus Government Surveillance. The “Tech” breakout is equally infuriating thanks to Tidal, No WiFi, DVR Cut off the End and Brunch Instagrams.
Voting for the “Dirty 32” concludes soon, with Round 2 beginning March 20th.