Trevor Noah officially named new host of ‘The Daily Show’
Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian, has been named the new host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He will replace Jon Stewart who steps down later this year.
Noah first appeared on the show last December.
The network plans to announce it officially today. The New York Times was able to talk to Noah from Dubai and also Jon Stewart:
“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Mr. Noah said of learning about his new job. “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”
“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Mr. Stewart said in a statement. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Mr. Stewart added that he “may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”
Trevor also confirmed the news today:
No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 30, 2015