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]