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