Once the cameras were turned off Thursday night, Trevor Noah told the audience at the final “Daily Show” at the Athenaeum Theatre that Chicago has been “one of the friendliest cities I’ve been in.” But that wasn’t all. Moving beyond the pleasantries, he acknowledged the city has problems but said he believes solutions exist. And then, a plea, that everyone make some friends outside their race and drop into some neighborhoods nothing like their own. “Step out of your comfort zone,” he urged. The words were in keeping with the four episodes taped this week in Noah’s first televised road trip since the 2016 political conventions. His team endeavored to work some substance into the comedy, to balance the “Ferris Bueller” spoof and the oversized rat with some fairly trenchant (and only minimally funny) observations about crime prevention and public schools. Thursday’s farewell episode actually was the week’s breeziest about issues in Chicago. In part that’s because Noah couldn’t resist goofing on the hot national political topic of the moment and devoted most of the first segment to Donald Trump’s calls to the families of fallen troops. But not before talking to a vision of Oprah Winfrey’s face above the skyline and showing footage of the Cubs relief pitchers’ herky-jerky dance moves in the bullpen, comparing their choreography to “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Earlier in the week, correspondents Roy Wood Jr., Dulce Sloan and Ronny Chieng had been dispatched to file reports from the field. On Thursday, it was Hasan Minhaj’s turn in the spotlight, but the show’s current golden boy didn’t have to go anywhere. Noah turned over the Athenaeum stage to Minhaj, whose stand-up segment began with news footage about a North Korean missile capable of reaching Chicago. Don’t worry, Minhaj said: “It’s just gonna be a five-hour layover at O’Hare on the way to New York.” Keeping the hometown concept going, Minhaj observed that Kim Jong-Un is obsessed with Chicago basketball and never seems to threaten other countries when he’s in the company of Dennis Rodman. Thus, the key to peace is more visits by 1990s Bulls. After theorizing roles for Toni Kukoc, Scottie Pippen and Luc Longley,