South African comedian Trevor Noah will become the new host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, stepping into the role Jon Stewart has filled for more than 15 years.
Confirming reports of his new job Monday morning, Noah tweeted, "No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!"
Comedy Central also confirms the reports.
Noah, 30, has recently served as a senior international correspondent on The Daily Show, filing reports on events such as Islamist group Boko Haram's violent attacks in Nigeria.
The was recently profiled by NPR's Goats and Soda blog. Noah said, "What I've always said about comedy is if you do it in the right way, you can say anything to anybody because they know where you're coming from." He added, "They know it's not malicious."
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