By Nesh Pillay | Reporter

May 28, 2015 | 2 min read

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.

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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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