Comedy Central announces date for Trevor Noah’s Daily Show debut

Comedy Central has chosen 28 September as the day when Trevor Noah will officially take over The Daily Show.

The announcement was made via Twitter, accompanied by a short clip of Noah settling into the new set (above).

The 31-year-old South African comedian was announced as the new host in March after being hired as a correspondent in December.

Just a day after the initial announcement however, he felt the full-force of public criticism over old tweets that some found offensive.

He responded with a tweet and his new employer stood by him, saying, “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included."

The show’s previous host, Jon Stewart, is set to bow out on 6 August.

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