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Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

It’s official, the South African comedian (Trevor Noah) just scored a new job to host one of the biggest late night T.V shows in the U.S television (‘The Daily Show’)

31-year-old South African Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show, according to a New York Times article.

“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Mr. Stewart said in a statement. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Mr. Stewart added that he “may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”.

Mr. Noah, who spoke to the Times via telephone said of his appointment: “You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Mr. Noah said of learning about his new job. “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”

Mr. Noah did not formally audition for the job, outside of being a contributor on The Daily Show.

Source: The New York Times

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