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Trevor Noah is ‘Daily Show’s’ New Host

 

The Daily Show has a new host!

South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on the Comedy Central-housed show. Stewart, who has hosted The Daily Show for 15 years, announced that he’d be stepping down in February.

Noah is one of the show’s newest correspondents, having joined the crew in December 2014. He was selected from a very talented list of possible replacements including Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Tina Fey and Jessica Williams.

“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Noah told The New York Times. “you need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”

Noah, 31, is well-known in South Africa where he hosted his own late-night talk show. He’s also been featured on a handful of radio programs, as well as a Showtime stand-up special, The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. 

“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Stewart said in a press release. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with…In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”

According to Variety, Stewart is expected to step down by the end of the year.

Stewart is expected to step down from the hosting gig sometime between July and the end of the year, according to Variety.