Comedian Trevor Noah comes under fire for past Twitter comments

March 31, 2015 3:42 PM

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Comedian Trevor Noah comes under fire for past Twitter comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Trevor Noah, the South African comedian chosen to replace Jon Stewart as the new host of the late-night comedy parody, "The Daily Show" was feeling the heat on Twitter on Tuesday for past comments he made about Jews and women.

The 31-year-old son of a black South African mother and a Swiss father who uses his mixed race in his comedy routine caused offense with tweets that people found anti-Semitic, sexist and crude.

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