Trevor Noah has been selected to replace Jon Stewart as host of the award-winning Comedy Central series “The Daily Show”. The premiere date of his first episode has not been set yet and will be announced on a future date.
Noah is a South African stand-up comedian who joined the series in 2014 as a contributor, and has hosted numerous television shows including his own late night talk show in his native country. He was also the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film “You Laugh But It’s True” about his career in post-apartheid South Africa.
Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless says: “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny. For the next host of ‘The Daily Show,’ we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.”
Source: Comedy Central