The Daily Show finally has its replacement for host Jon Stewart: South African comedian Trevor Noah, Comedy Central announced today.
Noah started with The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last year as a contributor. In addition to his work as a stand-up comedian, he's also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with Dave Letterman.
"Trevor Noah is an enormous talent," Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said in a statement. "He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny. For the next host of The Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central."
Comedy Central announced that Stewart would leave The Daily Show in February, giving up the hosting role he's held since 1999. The premiere date for Noah's show has not yet been announced.
"It's an honor to follow Jon Stewart," Noah said. "He and the team at The Daily Show have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world. In my brief time with the show they've made me feel so welcome. I'm excited to get started and work with such a fantastic group of people."
Our friends over at The Verge have gathered up some of Noah's best stand-up performances and Daily Show segments, so head over there if you're keen to see him in action.