South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show on Comedy Central, the comedian said on Twitter on Monday.
His publicist Jill Fritzo confirmed it to Sapa, but said there would be no further statement.
Noah tweeted: “No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!”
On Monday, he retweeted articles confirming he would replace Stewart.
The Daily Show tweeted: “Very excited to welcome our next host: @Trevornoah! That’s right – another guy in late night from Soweto.”
On its website, The Daily Show announced: “Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show.”
“It’s an honor to follow Jon Stewart,” Noah said in a statement.
“He and the team at ‘The Daily Show’ have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world,” Noah said.
Noah joined The Daily Show in 2014 as a contributor and made his United States television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. SAPA