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Trevor Noah: No-one can replace Jon Stewart

2015-03-30 16:13

Cape Town – After news broke on Monday afternoon that Trevor Noah would replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the comedian took to Twitter to express his excitement.

“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 tweeted.

The Daily Show also congratulated the South African funnyman with a tweet; “Very excited to welcome our next host: @Trevornoah! That's right - another guy in late night from Soweto.”

Trevor is set to take over the reins from Stewart in September.

“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Stewart said in a statement. “He is a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with. I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!”

News leaked over the weekend that Trevor Noah was the frontrunner to replace Stewart.

Before appearing on The Daily Show since December, Noah appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2013, and early in 2012 became the first South African comedian and “first African comedian” to appear and do stand-up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His Showtime channel stand-up special, Trevor Noah: African American was broadcast in 2013.

Local comedians react to the news of Trevor's new gig on Twitter:

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