S African comedian to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

March 31, 2015 2:14 AM

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S African comedian to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

Comedy Central said on Monday it has chosen South African comedian Trevor Noah, a relative newcomer to US television, to replace Jon Stewart on its parody newscast, “The Daily Show.” In a statement, Viacom Inc-owned Comedy Central said it would announce the launch date for the new show later. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said in the statement.

Stewart, 52, who has starred on the satirical show since 1999, announced last month that he was leaving his job, but gave no specific plans for his next career move.

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