South Africa's Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show'

March 30, 2015 10:28 PM

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South Africa's Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show'

(Reuters) - Trevor Noah, a South African comedian little known to U.S. audiences, will replace Jon Stewart as the host of the Emmy Award-winning, late-night parody newscast "The Daily Show," Comedy Central said on Monday.

The Viacom Inc-owned network said it selected Noah, 31, because he is an "enormous talent" and "wickedly funny." His premiere will be announced at a later date.

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