The New Daily Show Host Is...

Photo: Via Trevor Noah Facebook.
The Daily Show has finally announced who will be replacing the departing Jon Stewart as its new host. Here's what you need to know: It's not a woman, but it's not a middle-aged white dude, either. Chances are you've never heard of him — but you should. He's very easy on the eyes, has a sexy accent, and has a strong track record of making us laugh. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Trevor Noah. 

The 31-year-old South African comedian has been tapped as Comedy Central show's new host, which The New York Times confirmed this morning. Noah has only appeared on the program three times — including his well-aimed satire about American attitudes towards Ebola, which you can watch below — but clearly made a winning impression. 

"I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Jon Stewart said in a statement to the newspaper. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” 

Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless added that Noah brings "something really exciting and new and different."

Noah's résumé certainly suggests that: The biracial funnyman has been a soap star, a contestant on the South African equivalent of Dancing with the Stars, and the first South African comedian to appear on Late Show With David Letterman and The Tonight Show

Let's see him at work, shall we? (The New York Times)
Video: Courtesy Comedy Central.

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