“The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah will debut on Sept.
Comedy Central announced the premiere date with a video showing Noah “getting comfortable” in Jon Stewart’s chair.
The promo promises that The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is going to be a sexy affair.
“Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” Comedy Central said in a statement.
“To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair.
Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central.” The 31-year-old comic from South Africa has been a recurring contributor to “The Daily Show” since late last year.
Comedy Central announced in March that he would succeed Stewart as host of the latenight program.
Noah hosted his own late-night talk show in South Africa.
He was the first South African comedian to appear on “The Tonight Show” and “The Late Show with David Letterman.” “Daily Show” contributor Samantha Bee will be hosting her own “funny-news” program at Time Warner’s TBS.
“The Daily Show” has had just two hosts since launching on Comedy Central in 1996: Craig Kilborn and Jon Stewart.
Noah joined The Daily Show in December 2014.
He appeared in three segments with Stewart.
“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” Noah told The New York Times.
“You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.” Jon Stewart asked viewers to give Noah a chance.
Stewart will depart as the show’s host on August 6.
South African comic Trevor Noah has appeared on the Daily Show a handful of times.
Noah will make his debut seven and a half weeks after Stewart’s final appearance.
September is also when Stephen Colbert takes over CBS’ Late Show from David Letterman, who made his last appearance last week.
“Watching these channels all day is incredibly depressing…
I live in a constant state of depression.
I think of us as turd miners.
I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds, hopefully I don’t get turd lung disease,” Jon Stewart explained to The Guardian.
Stewart announced that he’d be stepping down from “The Daily Show” in February after 15 years.
Stewart’s final day as host of “The Daily Show” is Aug.