*It was announced today that South African comedian Trevor Noah will begin hosting “The Daily Show” on Sept. 28, replacing the outgoing Jon Stewart.
He has appeared only a handful of times on the show as a contributor since last year and is relatively unknown in the United States, but has a massive following online and in his homeland.
“The Daily Show” announced the Sept. 28 date on Twitter by posting a short video of the comic on set and promising a “new and sexy” show.
“Late night will NEVER BE THE SAME. Or maybe it will. Watch to find out,” it said.
The video clip shows Noah, in a suit and tie, practicing “Welcome to The Daily Show” and easing himself into the host’s swivel chair, as a silent Stewart stands watch.
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) May 28, 2015
Stewart hosts his last show on August 6 after leading the widely acclaimed late-night satire for the last 16 years, turning it into an influential source of news and views for younger Americans.
“The Daily Show” announced in March that Noah would take over.