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Comedy Central has found a new host for The Daily Show: Trevor Noah, a South African comedian who has appeared as a contributor to the show three times over the past year. According to The New York Times, Noah will be announced as the replacement today. Noah may be a surprising choice, given that Comedy Central is passing over a wealth of talent that’s been on The Daily Show for decades, but as a standup comedian and as a contributor, Noah has proven to bring a thoughtful perspective to international news stories. He’s also quite funny.

A date has not yet been set for Stewart’s departure or Noah’s debut as host. “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Stewart says in a statement, according to the Times. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” [X]

Anna Akana Ear Biscuits

Our special guest on Ear Biscuits this week is Anna Akana!

Vlogger, Comedian, Actress, and Director, Anna Akana, joins Rhett & Link this week to discuss the very emotional story of her sister’s suicide in 2007 and the impact it has on how she lives her everyday life, what her experience was like dating Equals Three creator and one-time YouTube chart topper, Ray William Johnson, and the effect his fame had on their relationship, and why she chose to break her vow to be single for a year.

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this is the first performance of mildly amusing comedian Chucky C. Chuckles’s worldwide tour

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Meet Trevor Noah, New Host of ‘The Daily Show’

This morning, Comedy Central announced that Daily Show correspondent Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host when Stewart steps down in the coming months. Noah, a 31-year-old South African comic, is a relative newcomer to American television. He made his US debut on Jay Lenothree years ago and appeared on Letterman before joining the Daily Show staff in 2014. Noah has already hosted numerous talk shows in his home country, including South Africa’s Tonight with Trevor Noah. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent,” Michele Gainless, president of Comedy Central, said in a press release. “He has an insightful and unique point of view, and, most importantly, is wickedly funny.”

 Watch more clips from Trevor’s career.

Happy Birthday Jackie “Moms” Mabley! (Mar. 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975)

Portrait of comedian Moms Mabley. Printed on front: “‘Moms’ Mabley. Recording exclusively on Mercury Records.” Handwritten on back: “'Moms’ Mabley.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library