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]
“After my surgery,” Tig Notaro joked to Mic, “I identify as female now.”
Notaro is referring to her double mastectomy, which she had
after announcing her breast cancer diagnosis during a now-legendary
August 2012 performance, for which she welcomed the crowd with, “Hello. I have cancer.”
With two new documentaries (including Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, which premiered Friday on Showtime) and a memoir on the way, the comedy veteran is on fire. Notaro’s early work included jokes about having “little titties.” Seventeen years into the business, she’s an in-demand comic’s comic who
dazzled audiences last November by telling a story about her awkward
experience getting a TSA pat-down while standing on stage topless.
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.