For fans of The Daily Show, a replacement for the beloved host Jon Stewart has been announced. Stewart hosted the show for 16 years before announcing his departure. He made his announcement in early February during a live taping of the show yet he left his departure date open stating it would be “sometime this year”.

Since then, the internet has been buzzing with speculation as to who would take over his hosting position. Other rumored replacements included current “Daily Show” correspondents Samantha Bee and Jessica Williams. Both women shot down the rumors. The announcement of stand-up comic Trevor Noah may have surprised many people since he appeared on “The Daily Show” only three times, but he has plenty of talk show experience.

He hosted his own late-night talk show, “Tonight With Trevor Noah,” in South Africa. He became the first South African stand-up comedian to perform on late-night television in the United States with appearances on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” in 2012 and “Late Show With David Letterman” in 2013. He also had a comedy special about growing up as a biracial child under Apartheid — “Trevor Noah: African American” which premiered in the U.S. on Showtime in July 2013.

While no one can replace or be the “next Jon Stewart”, Trevor Noah could bring something new and exciting to the show. We’ll have to wait and see.

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