Comedy Central has chosen 31-year-old South African comedian, Trevor Noah, to take over The Daily Show after current host Jon Stewart, leaves later this year.
The news was first broken by The New York Times this morning, though Noah confirmed the article shortly after via Twitter.
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!
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 30, 2015
The comedian is currently a correspondent for the news-satire show, but has only made three appearances so far.
His experience as a biracial man growing up in apartheid South Africa have given Noah the knowledge with which to comment on issues of race and inequality, adding an international view to American issues.
“I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he once said on the show. “It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days, back home.”
Noah is currently on the Middle Eastern leg of an international tour.