The new host of Comedy Central’s popular left-leaning political satire show The Daily Show will be Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian from South Africa who joined the show in December as a correspondent. He will replace Jon Stewart, who hosted the show for nearly 17 years and announced in February that he was stepping down.
Noah has appeared only three times on The Daily Show since he joined in December. Before becoming a stand-up comedian, Noah had his own radio program in South Africa and performed various other hosting duties, including at the South African Music Awards. He has had no high profile gigs outside The Daily Show—and was likely chosen for that exact reason.