Trevor Noah (Gallo Images)
Cape Town – The South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on the satirical The Daily Show on Comedy Central (DStv 122) later this year.
Stewart announced his retirement last month from Comedy Central’s signature show; his current contract is set to expire in September.
The New York Times reported that Noah will replace Stewart.
He first appeared on The Daily Show as a senior international correspondent on 4 December 2014.
Before that Noah appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2013, and early in 2012 became the first South African comedian and “first African comedian” to appear and do stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His Showtime channel stand-up special, Trevor Noah: African American was broadcast in 2013.
Noah, repped by Creative Artists Agency in America, previously had his own local talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah on M-Net from August 2010 which lasted two seasons. His Nationwide Comedy Tour has just been added by MultiChoice to DStv’s DStv BoxOffice video-on-demand service.