Yesha Callahan

Trevor Noah Is Replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show


Soweto born Trevor Noah has been tapped as the replacement for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. In February, after 16 years of being on the air, Stewart announced that he was retiring. Since then, rumors circulated on who would be replacing Stewart. Some cheered for Jessica Williams, but with this announcement, and the fact that Noah has only appeared on 3 episodes, it’s an interesting pick.

“I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa,” he said with a smile. “It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days, back home.”

In an interview with The New York Times, Noah expressed excitement about his new role.

“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Noah stated. “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”

Noah, who is the son of a Black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, knows that he has a huge seat to fill and that people won’t adjust easily.

“We live in a world where some people still say Beyoncé can’t sing,” he said. “Clearly I’m not immune to that.”

  1. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    Wow! Didn’t see this coming. Trevor Noah is very smart, funny, doesn’t rely on stereotypes like a LOT of Black comics and does not sugarcoat the topic of race. This is a very good choice, I wonder if Jon had any input re: this decision.

  2. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    Trevor Noah is funny without being vulgar. Great choice.

  3. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    I am looking forward to seeing Trevor Noah do his thing.

  4. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    I absolutely LOVE Trevor Noah. He, to me, is a phenom. He’s intelligent, funny, and can tell the truth about issues such as racism, and have people laugh.

    • March 30, 2015 - Reply


      I’m glad you wrote this. My first reaction was to question whether he was gonna be a stand-up dude or a sell out. Glad to hear that it’s the latter.

      • March 30, 2015 - Reply


        Love, he’s definitely a stand up dude. He’s a hoot! He tells it like it is, and does it in such a great way.

  5. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    How come you all know who he is, and I don’t? *Sigh.*

    • March 30, 2015 - Reply


      I’m jealous. I’d love to hear his stand-ups for the first time again!

      • March 30, 2015 - Reply


        *Off to Youtube*

      • March 30, 2015 - Reply


        He’s talking about how his dad isn’t very proud of him because he’s a stand-up comedian. I bet he’s excited about this job because he can prove that he officially has a “real job”.

    • April 1, 2015 - Reply


      Netflix 😉

  6. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    Wonderful! This is a surprisingly amazing choice!

  7. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    I have not heard of Trevor Noah until now. I can only wish him the best.

    • March 30, 2015 - Reply

      Hey truth, check him out on youtube. He’s a hoot!

      • March 30, 2015 - Reply


        Ok Sister. I will look at Youtube.

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  9. March 30, 2015 - Reply

    Will check him out on You Tube

    • March 30, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      That’s cool.

    • April 1, 2015 - Reply

      @Mary Burrell

      He also has a stand up on Netflix!

      • April 1, 2015 - Reply


        @KnottyNatural :I have Metflix will have to check himout

  10. March 31, 2015 - Reply

    He’s funny and adorable. Apparently he did a similar show on South African television (?) I am interested in how he speaks on American politics and social issues.

  11. March 31, 2015 - Reply

    Good on you Trevor. I might see if I can watch more of The Daily Show now.

  12. March 31, 2015 - Reply

    He is a cutie!

  13. April 1, 2015 - Reply

    Well they are already going in on him about him making so called misogynstic jokes

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