NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Comedy Central has announced that Emmy and Peabody Award-winning South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace replace Jon Stewart at the helm of the Daily Show.
Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a contributor after making his television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.
Noah has hosted numerous television shows including his own late night talk show in his native country, Tonight with Trevor Noah.
Stewart, who has hosted The Daily Show since taking over for Craig Kilborn in 1999, announced earlier this year that he planned to step down from his role as host. – Staff Writers