Trevor Noah set for Sept. 28 ‘Daily Show’ hosting debut

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Comedy Central today announced that comedian Trevor Noah will take his place behind “The Daily Show” desk beginning Sept 28. Current “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will exit the series Aug. 6.

The news came via Twitter and a video:

Noah came under fire via social media last year shortly after being named the new host of the show for questionable tweets targeting women, Jews and Middle America. Noah defended the Tweets, posted between 2009 and 2014, via his Twitter account: “To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.” Comedy Central stood by him, issuing a statement that read in part: “To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. … He has a bright future at Comedy Central.”


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Noah tweeted out the news, asking fans to “go on a TV date” with him.

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