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.