Another win for diversity!
It’s fair to say that many of you are likely unfamiliar with South African comedian Trevor Noah (so are we!), but you’ll be familiar soon enough.
This morning it was announced that Trevor would take over hosting duties from Jon Stewart on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.
Just this past December, the biracial 31-year-old was hired as a recurring contributor on the show and has made only three appearances since then.
The promotion definitely comes as a surprise to Trevor, but Comedy Central executives and producers of the show are hoping to revitalize the program with a more youthful, international perspective.
Speaking with the New York Times, Trevor had the following to say about his appointment:
“You don’t believe it for the first few hours. You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”
Jon expressed his excitement for Trevor in a statement.
“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.”
Trevor has huge shoes to fill, but we look forward to witnessing what he brings to the table.
Trevor will take over once Jon steps down at some point later this year.