Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'
The 31-year-old comedian first made his debut on the show back in December and has only made three appearances so far.
“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Trevor told the New York Times of landing the huge 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,” Jon said in a statement. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.”
Michele Ganeless, the president of Comedy Central, also commented on the casting: “We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job. You don’t hope to find the next Jon Stewart – there is no next Jon Stewart. So, our goal was to find someone who brings something really exciting and new and different.”
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