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Monday, April 20, 2015
Meet Trevor Noah
Well, that Jon Stewart-Stephen Colbert one-two punch is no longer. It's not even going to be the Stewart-Larry Wilmore combination. Colbert left The Colbert Report to host The Late Show and he was replaced with Wilmore, who hosts The Nightly Show. Then, Stewart announced that he was going to be departing The Daily Show sometime in 2015. Wildly fierce speculation immediately sprung up around the world as to who his replacement would be. Could it be John Oliver? Or Michael Che? Or maybe Tina Fey AND Amy Poehler? What about Joel McHale? Well, the answer was none of them. Instead, Comedy Central is promoting from within as the correspondent from the show, Trevor Noah, will take over the desk once Stewart departs. Noah is a South African comedian who has only made three appearances on the show so far and in a statement, he said, "It's an honor to follow Jon Stewart. He and the team at The Daily Show have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world. Stewart reassured the doubters by saying, "I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with. In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!" I have a feeling we're in good hands.