Trevor Noah will be replacing Jon Stewart as the host of the Daily Show, it has been reported.
The news was first reported by New York Times and shortly afterward, the South African comedian-actor tweeted, ‘No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show.’
Stewart announced last month that he was stepping down as the Comedy Central show’s host after 17 years, explaining that he felt it was time someone else took the job. ‘In my heart I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity,’ he said back then. ‘This show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host, and neither do you.’
And as for Trevor, Comedy Central’s president Michele Ganeless told New York Times, ‘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.’