South Africa: Comedian Trevor Noah Lands Top U.S. Television Job

Trevor Noah.
30 March 2015

South African comedian Trevor Noah has reportedly been given a big promotion - following in American television host Jon Stewarts's footsteps, according to the New York Times.

Comedy Central is set to announce that Noah has been chosen as the new host of The Daily Show.

Noah has been quoted as saying: "You don't believe it for the first few hours... need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol." He was speaking from Dubai.

On his Twitter account, he shared his excitement: "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!"

Noah has been described as "arguably the most popular comedian" on the African continent. His first American television appearance was on Jay Leno's Today Show, drawing attention from Comedy Central. He was then featured on The Daily Show.

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