South African Comedian Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'
Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has appeared on "The Daily Show" three times, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, according to a statement from Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” Michele said. “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.” Trevor -- who was born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white Swiss father -- hosted a late-night talk show in his native country called "Tonight with Trevor Noah." After the announcement, Jon released a statement congratulating Trevor, saying: "I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with ... In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be part of it." It's not yet known when the new show with Trevor at the helm will begin.