Meet Trever Noah, the new host of The Daily Show

When Jon Stewart announced that he was stepping down as host of The Daily Show, everybody wondered who could fill those shoes. Now we know who’s going to try: South African comedian Trevor Noah. He’s appeared on The Daily Show a total of three times so far; here’s one of them:

In a New York Times story this morning, Noah said Jon Stewart has already given him a little pep talk:

“He told me, ‘I was where you were when I took over the show,’ ” Mr. Noah said. “ ‘Nobody knew me. I was just starting out, finding my voice, and that’s when I was handed this seat.’ ”  “Now,” Mr. Noah added, “it’s my turn to steer the ship.”

No word on exactly when he’ll start.

About John Fisher

John is a Midwest native who started his Northwest radio career in 1992 after moving to Seattle from Chicago. He’s an avid cyclist, painter, traveler, foodie, and dog lover (Hazel and Gizmo, both shelter dogs.) He’s worked with various animal organizations including PAWS, Seattle Humane Society and Seattle Animal Shelter. John got a late start on fatherhood – he and his wife have a 5-year-old son named Dawson who already has a crush on Katy Perry.