|Comedian Trevor Noah is the new host for The Daily Show.|
Jon Stewart is stepping down from The Daily Show later this year. Who's to replace him?
One who just joined the Comedy Central program is already getting major buzz as the predecessor.
Trevor Noah is getting some major buzz. The South African actor/comedian joined The Daily Show and took off.
Noah had a major role on the South African soap opera, Isidingo in 2002, when he was 18. He then began hosting his own radio show Noah’s Ark on Gauteng’s leading youth radio station, YFM. Noah then went on to host an educational program Run The Adventure from 2004–06 on SABC 2. In 2007 he hosted The Real Goboza, a gossip show on SABC 1, and Siyadlala a SABC's sports show. In 2008 Noah co-hosted alongside Pabi Moloi on The Amazing Date (dating game-show) and was a Strictly Come Dancing (celebrity dance competition) contestant in Season 4. In 2009 he hosted the 3rd Annual South Africa Film and Television Awards (SAFTA Awards) and co-hosted alongside Eugene Khoza on The Axe Sweet Life (reality competition series) at the 15th annual South African Music Awards. In 2010 Noah hosted the 16th annual South African Music Awards and also hosted Tonight with Trevor Noah on MNet (in the second season it moved to DStv's Mzansi Magic Channel).
In 2010, Noah also became a spokesperson and consumer protection agent for Cell C, South Africa's third largest cellular provider.
Noah dropped his radio show and acting to focus on comedy, and has performed with South African comedians such as Riaad Moosa, Darren Simpson, Marc Lottering, Barry Hilton and Nik Rabinowitz, international comedians such as Paul Rodriguez, Carl Barron, Dan Ilic and Paul Zerdin, and as the opening act for Gabriel Iglesias in November 2007 and Canadian comedian Russell Peters on his South African tour.
Noah has performed all over South Africa in The Blacks Only Comedy Show, Heavyweight Comedy Jam, the Vodacom Campus Comedy Tour, the Cape Town International Comedy Festival, the Jozi Comedy Festival, and Bafunny Bafunny (2010).
His stand-up comedy specials in South Africa include The Daywalker (2009), Crazy Normal (2011), That's Racist (2012), and It's My Culture (2013).
Noah became the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show and became the first to appear on Late Show with David Letterman.
He's in the running. With Larry Wilmore running The Nightly Report, Jason Jones and his wife Samantha Bee leaving, Michael Che joining SNL, Jessica Jones out ruling hosting duties, Stephen Colbert jumping to CBS and John Oliver moving to HBO, we can't determine who's going to replace an icon of comedy, politics and sanity.
Everyone is speculating that Comedy Central may appoint an insider. The outsider speculation includes: Tiny Fey, John Fugelsang, and Patton Oswalt being named as potential picks.
But all eyes are on Trevor and the media is buzzing about him.
Trevor is the new host of The Daily Show. Comedy Central broke the news today.