South African comedian Trevor Noah has been announced as the successor to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show and will host the programme.
The replacement was reported on The New York Times. Noah first appeared on the show as a senior international correspondent in December last year.
Stewart announced he was retiring after 16 years of hosting the show.
Noah has made three appearances on The Daily Show as a comedic contributor, – a platform that takes a poignant yet satirical look at the days main news events, mainly in the United States and particularly the politics of Washington.
Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless is quoted as playing down Noah’s lack of television experience, saying they found in Trevor the best person for the job.
The timeline for Jon Stewarts departure has yet to be set so it remains unclear when Noah will make his official debut in the hot seat. The South African comedian is currently on tour in Dubai.