Trevor Noah to host The Daily Show
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Trevor Noah to host The Daily Show

Following news that South African funnyman Trevor Noah is set to succeed Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show, the Internet in South Africa nearly broke. See some of Twitter's responses here.

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The 31-year-old comedian made his debut on the Comedy Central show as a political correspondent and is now set to succeed Jon Stewart as host.

After only three appearances on the show he has proved to be a fan favourite. 

Noah will have big shoes to fill as he replaces 52-year-old Stewart, who announced in February that he would be leaving the show after 16 years at the helm and a run that saw him bag eight Emmy awards in a row. 

Noah, who will start his job as host later this year, took to Twitter to thank his fans and Comedy Central for trusting him with the show.

 

Meanwhile many in the USA responded to the news with "Trevor who?" on Twitter:


South African celebs were quick to congratulate him and share their thoughts on the announcement:

 

We think, however, that US comedian and actor Chris Rock needs to take a bow for this gem:

 

Congrats, Trevor, we're so proud!

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