South African Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

March 30, 2015 5:24 PM

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South African Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

(Reuters) - Comedian Trevor Noah, a relative newcomer to U.S. television, will replace Jon Stewart as the new 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 South African-born Noah, 31, because he is an "enormous talent" and "wickedly funny." The show's premiere, it added, would be announced at a later date.

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