Comedy Central has already found a replacement for Jon Stewart once he makes his grand exit from “The Daily Show” at the end of this year. According to the New York Times, comedian Trevor Noah, 31, will be taking Stewart’s place as the host of the satirical comedy show, which may be heading into a new, international direction.
Noah may have only appeared on the show once or twice, but he’s no stranger to the world of entertainment. He was born and raised in Soweto, South Africa to a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, whose union was considered illegal during the Apartheid era. With only a few appearances on American television, Noah has been traveling around the world from the United States to Europe cracking jokes during his stand-up routines since 2010. Now, with Stewart’s full blessing after his 16-year run as the host, Noah is excited to take over the show and build a new name for himself.
“He [Stewart] told me, ‘I was where you were when I took over the show,’ ” Mr. Noah told the New York Times. “ ‘Nobody knew me. I was just starting out, finding my voice, and that’s when I was handed this seat.’ Now, it’s my turn to steer the ship.”
Catch one of Noah’s most notable appearances on “The Daily Show” below.