Trevor Noah Today Will be Officially Named the New Daily Show Host

Norman Weiss

Trevor Noah today will be officially named the new Daily Show host
"You don't believe it for the first few hours," says the South African comedian, reacting to the news, telling the NY Times: "You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol." Noah joined The Daily Show in December and has only made three appearances on the show. Meanwhile, Jon Stewart said in a statement: "I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with." Stewart added that he "may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!" PLUS: An examination of Noah's Twitter and YouTube profile, and Noah tweets: "No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show! UPDATE: Read the official announcement.

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