Jon Stewart will be succeded by South Africa Trevor Noah…

…from the NY Times….

In December, Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, made his debut as an on-air contributor on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” offering his outsider’s perspective, as a biracial South African, on the United States.

“I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he said with a smile. “It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days, back home.”

Now, after only three appearances on that Comedy Central show, Mr. Noah has gotten a huge and unexpected promotion. On Monday, Comedy Central announced that Mr. Noah would be the new host of “The Daily Show,” succeeding Mr. Stewart after he steps down later this year.

The network’s selection of Mr. Noah comes less than two months after Mr. Stewart, 52, revealed on Feb. 10 that he was leaving “The Daily Show” after a highly successful 16-year run that transformed the show into authoritative, satirical comedy on current events. (An exact timetable for Mr. Stewart’s departure has not been decided, Comedy Central said.)..

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6 thoughts on “Jon Stewart will be succeded by South Africa Trevor Noah…”

  1. Just a quick note on this… I find both him and John Oliver very funny at times – but they are indeed making fun of the US as “the others”.. it’s not the same as someone making fun of their own country, the one they grew up in..
    The whole point of self-deprecation (which is AMAZINGLY funny here in the UK) is thus lost..

  2. Well they will try this guy…..
    Their market IS America….
    He won’t have the latitude Steward has…

  3. Ah…..
    This guy Noah may NOT make the cut…..

    Trevor Noah, New Daily Show Host, Faces Backlash Over Controversial Tweets: Details

    The funnyman was celebrated on Monday morning after being named as the new host of The Daily Show, following in Jon Stewart’s footsteps. While the high stuck around for a few hours, the South African comedian faced a backlash soon after from those who took issue with his past jokes.
    Noah, 31, was labeled as anti-Semitic and misogynist after social media users dug through the rising star’s Twitter history. Critics pointed to Noah’s jokes about Jewish people and women, raising questions about his taste level.

    More @ http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/trevor-noah-faces-daily-show-backlash-over-controversial-tweets-2015313#ixzz3VyhY0XUk

  4. James, you need to change your headline, it is South. I have to believe the Daily Show knew of these tweets when they hired him. No one can replace Jon Stewart in reality.

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