Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

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Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

Though he's only appeared on Comedy Central's political satire show a handful of times, 31-year-old South African comedianTrevor Noah will be taking over for Stewart, The New York Times confirmed on Monday.

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"I'm thrilled for the show and for Trevor," Stewart, 52, said of his replacement. "He's a tremendous comic and talent that we've loved working with."

The longtime host added jokingly that he may return to The Daily Show "as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!"

"You don't believe it for the first few hours," Noah told the Times of his new gig while in Dubai. "You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol."

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Stewart wasn't the only famous comedian to throw his support behind Noah. Chris Rock also jokingly tweeted "Thank you President Obama" upon hearing the news.

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