South African comedian Trevor Noah just got a major promotion!
Trevor was born to a Xhosa mother and Swiss father during the apartheid era, and speaks six languages.
He first debuted on Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show, in December 2014, where he talked about the Ebola virus and racial inequality, compared Africa to the US and more, in an epic banter session with Jon Stewart.
A relative newcomer to American television, Trevor is now set to be the show’s new host.
Speaking to The New York Times from Dubai where he’s on a comedy tour, Trevor joked in his classic style,
“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Trevor said of learning about his new job. “You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”
The NYT added that Stewart fully endorses the network’s move,
It puts a nonwhite performer at the head of this flagship Comedy Central franchise, and one who comes with Mr. Stewart’s endorsement.
“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Mr. Stewart said in a statement. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Mr. Stewart added that he “may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”
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