1. “Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.” The South African comedian will take over for Stewart some time this year.
“Mr. Noah, who spoke by phone from Dubai, where he is on a leg of a comedy tour, said he had been given a great opportunity, as well as a significant challenge. ’You don’t believe it for the first few hours,’ Mr. Noah 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 appointment of Mr. Noah, a newcomer to American television, promises to add youthful vitality and international perspective to The Daily Show. 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!!!’”