Monday, March 30, 2015

Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

According to The YBF, Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" has tapped South African comedian and newly minted correspondent Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart.  News about the 31-year-old's ascent to the host's chair was delivered via The New York Times. When he learned he'd gotten the gig, he told the paper, "You don't believe it for the first few hours. You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol."  Trevor has appeared on several American talk shows including Leno and Letterman and starred in a Showtime stand-up special "Trevor Noah: African American," in 2013. He's the son of a black South African mother and a white Swiss father, and talks about his mixed-race heritage in his comedy.  In a statement Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said, “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny.” Via Twitter, Trevor saluted his predecessor Jon saying,