Viacom’s Comedy Central announced recently that relatively unknown South African Trevor Noah is set to replace The Daily Show’s John Stewart. Stewart replaced The Daily Show’s original host Craig Kilborn in January 1999. Stewart has remained the host for the last 15 years except for a brief hiatus in which Daily Show correspondent John Oliver filled in. Oliver would have been a wise choice to take over for Stewart but the success of his own show Last Week Tonight on HBO made that an impossibility.
When Stewart leaves in August America will be watching carefully to see if this Stewart/Noah switch will be as fruitful as the Kilborn/Stewart switch was. – Jason Chapman The Baltimore TV Examiner
“I can tell if a movie is good just by watching the first 90 minutes.” – Trevor Noah via Twitter
To learn more about Trevor Noah visit his website by clicking here!
Click here is a video of Trevor Noah appearing on The Daily Show with John Stewart.