It was officially announced that Trevor Noah will be replacing legendary Jon Stewart as the new host for The Daily Show. Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who has previously appeared on The Daily Show as a contributor. While the South African comedian isn’t well known in America, he is widely recognized in his own country. This is exciting news for the show’s fans who have long awaited the official appointment of a new host. In addition, Comedy Central who in the past has been criticized for its homogeneity is being applauded for bringing in some diversity. Their goal was to bring something new and different to the table and that is exactly what they did. The news has been trending all over social media. Noah’s premiere date has not yet been announced but it’s clear that everyone will be tuning in that night. I know I will!
Early this morning Noah tweeted: “No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make the best damn news show!”