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 Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 28, 2015
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."
To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 31, 2015
The show’s previous host, Jon Stewart, is set to bow out on 6 August.