South African Comedian Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart as the Next Host of ‘The Daily Show’

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South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the next host of The Daily Show. Noah joined The Daily Show as a contributor in 2014, and the announcement ends a period of speculation about who would succeed Stewart after the host announced his imminent departure from the show on the February 10, 2015 episode.

Noah already has a fair amount of hosting experience in South Africa, having hosted his own late night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah there in 2010.

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