Comedy Central announced Monday that 31-year-old comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as the host of 'The Daily Show'. When asked how he would make the show his own after Stewart left, Noah was quick to point out one thing that won't be changing - the progressive tone of the show.
The Associated Press asked Noah, "You have a much different background than Stewart. How will that affect the show?"
Noah said, "One thing we both share: We are both progressives. Obviously where you're from may inform a lot of your decisions. But traveling the world I've learned that progressives, regardless of their locations, think in a global space. And although I happen to be a guy who's not from the same place that Jon's from, I've lived in America for years before I went back out on the road, and I've learned to love the place. I'll bring something different because I am different, but because it's a team, it'll be the same as well."
Noah debuted on 'The Daily Show' in December and has made three appearances as a contributor. He is biracial and hails from South Africa.
Stewart announced in February that he would be stepping down from hosting duties, but no date has been announced.
"I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor," Stewart said, according to The New York Times. "He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with."