Comedy Central has confirmed that South African comedian Trevor Noah will take over as host of The Daily Show once Jon Stewart steps down later this year.
“Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Michele Ganeless, Comedy Central president. “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.“
Noah made his debut on the show last December and has only appeared on the show a total of three times, but the veteran comic already had quite the following before joining the cast. In addition to a successful standup career, Trevor also hosted his own talk show in South Africa.
In case you’re interested, here’s his first appearance on The Daily Show:
And if you want to see more of Trevor, check him out in his 2013 Letterman appearance HERE.