"The Daily Show" has a new host: Correspondent Trevor Noah will take over for Jon Stewart

The South African comedian joined "The Daily Show" in December

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published March 30, 2015 12:20PM (EDT)

  (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

After nearly two months of speculation, Comedy Central has named a new host for "The Daily Show." The New York Times reports that freshly-minted correspondent Noah Trevor will take over one of the most influential late-night desks on TV when host Jon Stewart leaves the post (the actual hand-off date has yet to be announced).

Trevor, who spoke to the Times from Dubai, where he's on a comedy tour, said that he didn't quite believe the news when he learned he landed the gig. “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”

In a statement, Stewart said he is "thrilled for the show and for Trevor": “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Mr. Stewart added that he “may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”

Trevor joined "The Daily Show" in December:

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Erin Keane is Salon's Editor in Chief. Her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," will be published in September 2022.

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