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Who is Trevor Noah, and Why Did Comedy Central Hire Him as the New Host of 'The Daily Show'?

30 March 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Read More: Why We'll Miss Jon Stewart: 'The Daily Show,' Trust and the Chaos of Late Night The question has been answered. After much public debate, Comedy Central has announced Trevor Noah as the third-ever permanent anchor of "The Daily Show." He will replace Jon Stewart at an unspecified date. Noah joined the popular late night program on December 4, 2014, but that only makes him a more appealing replacement in the eyes of Comedy Central. The two previous hosts — Craig Kilborn and Stewart — were both relative unknowns when joining, though Kilborn did work on Espn's "Sportscenter" for three years prior to helping start "The Daily Show." Hiring a new, fresh face — at least to Americans — should allow the series' content to remain the focus while introducing an exciting new talent who can make the material his own. Hiring a young host is also key to the network's target demographic. »

- Ben Travers

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Who is Trevor Noah, and Why Did Comedy Central Hire Him as the New Host of 'The Daily Show'?

30 March 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Why We'll Miss Jon Stewart: 'The Daily Show,' Trust and the Chaos of Late Night The question has been answered. After much public debate, Comedy Central has announced Trevor Noah as the third-ever permanent anchor of "The Daily Show." He will replace Jon Stewart at an unspecified date. Noah joined the popular late night program on December 4, 2014, but that only makes him a more appealing replacement in the eyes of Comedy Central. The two previous hosts — Craig Kilborn and Stewart — were both relative unknowns when joining, though Kilborn did work on Espn's "Sportscenter" for three years prior to helping start "The Daily Show." Hiring a new, fresh face — at least to Americans — should allow the series' content to remain the focus while introducing an exciting new talent who can make the material his own. Hiring a young host is also key to the network's target demographic. »

- Ben Travers

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Trevor Noah to succeed Jon Stewart as 'Daily Show' host

30 March 2015 6:04 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Daily Show" has found a successor to Jon Stewart, and it's... South African comic Trevor Noah. “It’s an honor to follow Jon Stewart," Noah said in Comedy Central's announcement of the move. "He and the team at ‘The Daily Show’ have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world. In my brief time with the show they’ve made me feel so welcome. I’m excited to get started and work with such a fantastic group of people.” “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor," Stewart himself added. "He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with…In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!” Since December, Noah has appeared a handful of times as a "Daily Show" correspondent, so this isn't exactly as sharp a departure as Craig Kilborn was replaced by Stewart, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Trevor Noah Will Succeed Jon Stewart At ‘Daily Show’

30 March 2015 5:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Trevor Noah, a South African comedian with a low profile in the United States, will inherit one of the most-watched pulpits in latenight TV: Jon Stewart’s desk on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show.”

The Viacom-owned outlet said the comic’s debut as host would be announced at a later date.

In choosing Noah, a 31-year-old of mixed-race parentage, Comedy Central is banking that following a tried-and-true formula will keep the program that is arguably the linchpin of its schedule top of mind among its core audience of young male viewers. Twice now, executives at the network have identified an up-and-coming talent, and we’re rewarded on both occasions with a higher profile for the show. Noah will be only the third host of the program, following an early stint by Craig Kilborn and Stewart’s well-chronicled reign.

Noah has “such a unique and powerful voice,” said Michele Ganeless, Comedy Central’s president, »

- Brian Steinberg

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‘Daily Show': Trevor Noah Emerges on Short List to Replace Jon Stewart (Exclusive)

27 March 2015 6:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Trevor Noah only joined “The Daily Show” as a contributor at the end of last year, but he could soon find himself serving as an integral part of the program.

Noah is gaining consideration as a potential successor to Jon Stewart, the Comedy Central mainstay’s longtime host, according to a person familiar with the matter, and if successful, could get a crack at becoming one of the more influential voices in latenight.

There is no guarantee that Noah will inherit Stewart’s seat, and no final decision has been reached, this person cautioned.  Comedy Central ‘s selection process has accelerated in recent days, this person said. And Noah, a South African comedian, has moved to a short list being put together by executives at the Viacom-owned cable outlet.

A Comedy Central spokesman declined to comment on whether Noah was under consideration, or on efforts to identify a new host for “The Daily Show. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Watch: Tom Hanks, Jay Leno Join James Corden for ‘Late Late Show’ Premiere

23 March 2015 10:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, Meryl Streep, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a host of other notables turned out for appearances in Monday’s debut episode of “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

Corden spent a good amount of time during the first show introducing himself to the audience. He mentioned more than once that he hailed from a place in England that few if any viewers had ever heard of, High Wycombe. He made several mentions of his wife and two young children.

Leno, Streep and Schwarzenegger took part in a lengthy taped bit that depicted Corden getting into shape for the grueling work of hosting a nightly talk show. Streep recently co-starred with Corden in Disney’s film version of the musical “Into the Woods.”

CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves was seen at the outset in a “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”-inspired element showing that Corden got the “Late »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The 20 Best Late-Night Talk Show Hosts Ever

23 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Who'd want to be James Corden? The new host of CBS' "The Late Late Show," who takes over the slot vacated by Craig Ferguson, has an unenviable task. Not only does the British comic have to introduce himself to American audiences, he also has to succeed where nearly everyone else who's tried has failed, in the hyper-competitive arena of late-night talk.

For all the late-night talk shows launched over the past 60 years, only a tiny handful of hosts have found any success. Many shows vanished without a trace, despite having talented and funny hosts who had succeeded elsewhere.. Does anyone remember that Craig Kilborn hosted "The Daily Show" before Jon Stewart and "The Late Late Show" before Craig Ferguson? Does anyone remember Whoopi Goldberg's show, or Roseanne's, or Joy Behar's, or Zach Galifianakis's? Others do have an impact, but it's the disastrous impact of an asteroid hurtling into the earth. »

- Gary Susman

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Mila Kunis, Tom Hanks To Be First Guests on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’

20 March 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis will be the first guests on the fourth iteration of CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” helping to boost the debut of the wee-hours program’s new host, James Corden.

During the first week, Corden will also chat with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Chris Pine. Musical performers in the show’s first week under its new host will include soul singer Leon Bridges and indie rock band Modest Mouse.

Corden is the fourth host of the series, following stints by Tom Snyder, Craig Kilborn, and, most recently, Craig Ferguson.  Yet Corden’s debut will mark the first time CBS will actually own the program, which was previously produced by David Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants. The network is expected to take a firm interest in monetizing Corden’s tenure through digital video clips. video-on-demand and other emerging behaviors that have translated into a significant »

- Brian Steinberg

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As 'Community' heads to Yahoo, what crazy turn will its story take next?

16 March 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Tonight at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, "Community" will become the latest cultish show canceled by a traditional TV network to live again via a streaming service — and the first of its kind to migrate over to Yahoo Screen, which will be debuting the rest of this sixth season every Monday night/Tuesday morning at this time(*). (*) There are two episodes tonight, then one a week going forward. So long as I have advance screeners, as well as time in which to do it, I'll be running episode reviews about a half hour (or, tonight, hour) after the episodes go live on Yahoo, for those of you who are up at that time of night (or in a more favorable time zone) to watch it. This is the latest improbable behind-the-scenes development in a series that has seen more than its fair share, including the firing and later re-hiring of creator Dan Harmon, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Comedy Central Could Seek Jon Stewart’s Successor From Outside Its Ranks

3 March 2015 1:16 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The search for Jon Stewart’s successor appears to be intensifying.

With several obvious candidates for Stewart’s “Daily Show” seat ruling themselves out as candidates, the likelihood is growing that Comedy Central will have to give stronger consideration to an external applicant.

One contributor to “The Daily Show,” Jessica Williams, recently took to Twitter to declare herself “unqualified” for the job. Jason Jones, one of the program’s faux correspondents, recently announced he would leave the program to star in and produce a new series for Time Warner’s TBS. His wife, longtime “Daily Show” player Samantha Bee, will stay with the program but will also have a producer role on the new show.

Other people who have been cited as potential successors in social-media speculation are also out of the running: Joel McHale is currently under contract at E!, and John Oliver, a former “Daily Show” contributor, recently »

- Brian Steinberg

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Comedy Central Looking for Balance as Stewart Prepares His ‘Daily Show’ Exit

17 February 2015 2:07 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

While Jon Stewart’s resignation from the “Daily Show” desk he’s owned for nearly 17 years sent shock waves among viewers, his bosses at Comedy Central knew this day was coming.

Just as the host had planted the seed for several months that he was contemplating his departure, the network has been mulling its options, too.

The challenge executives face, though, is how to replace a man who has held a unique role in popular culture — a man at ease with politicians and pop stars, and who can both discuss the news and make it. The key word, though, in that sentence may be “man.”

Under president of original programming Kent Alterman, Comedy Central has sought people who have a unique voice or world view. With this crucial hire, however, the network has the opportunity to fill a much-needed void in latenight — by hiring a woman for the job.

“If »

- Brian Steinberg and Cynthia Littleton

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Who Should Replace Jon Stewart as 'Daily Show' Host? (Poll)

11 February 2015 3:57 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Now that Jon Stewart has announced that he'll be stepping down as Daily Show host later this year, the question is: Who will replace him as host of the Comedy Central late-night program? Comedy Central seems committed to continuing the show that Stewart has hosted for more than 15 years since replacing original host Craig Kilborn. Network president Michele Ganeless said in her statement about Stewart's exit that "The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come." Viacom Entertainment Group president

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- Hilary Lewis

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The Daily Show: Why the Series Should End When Jon Stewart Leaves

11 February 2015 3:21 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Not long after host Jon Stewart on Tuesday announced his imminent departure from The Daily Show, the deafening chatter began.

Who would replace Stewart? Who should replace him? Should the Comedy Central staple stay the course, or should it try something new with its next faux anchor? Everywhere, from your Facebook feed to the evening news, somebody was talking about what was next for the satirical series.

Amid the ongoing cacophony, allow this idea to serve as your Moment of Zen: Perhaps no one should replace Stewart when he eventually vacates the fake news desk.

Maybe it’s time for »

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Jon Stewart leaving “The Daily Show”

11 February 2015 6:39 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Jon Stewart stunned his fans, and media watchers in general, last night when he announced to his studio audience for that night’s taping of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show that he will be leaving as host. Stewart has hosted The Daily Show since 1999, when he replaced Craig Kilborn. He will be leaving later this year (plans are still being worked out exactly when, according to Stewart’s announcement. Stewart also indicated he has no immediate plans). Stewart’s departure comes in the wake of Comedy Central also saying goodbye recently to Stephen Colbert, who first became widely known on The Daily Show before spinning off into his … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Watch Jon Stewart Announce His Retirement from The Daily Show

11 February 2015 4:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Late-night television's moral compass is going to need a new true north. Jon Stewart announced Tuesday night that he'd be stepping down from The Daily Show when his current contract expires in September, to the dismay of most of the television viewing populace. (Between this and Stephen Colbert's departure, it's not hard to imagine the flop sweat on certain executive floors at Comedy Central right now.) Though the news broke ahead of the air date, the studio audience's reaction - an audible groan - says it all. While Stewart technically inherited The Daily Show's anchor slot from Craig Kilborn »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Watch Jon Stewart Announce His Retirement from The Daily Show

11 February 2015 4:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Late-night television's moral compass is going to need a new true north. Jon Stewart announced Tuesday night that he'd be stepping down from The Daily Show when his current contract expires in September, to the dismay of most of the television viewing populace. (Between this and Stephen Colbert's departure, it's not hard to imagine the flop sweat on certain executive floors at Comedy Central right now.) Though the news broke ahead of the air date, the studio audience's reaction - an audible groan - says it all. While Stewart technically inherited The Daily Show's anchor slot from Craig Kilborn »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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What Critics Said When Jon Stewart Took Over The Daily Show in 1999

11 February 2015 12:11 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

During Tuesday's taping of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced he would be leaving his post later this year. "Seventeen years is the longest I have ever, in my life, held a job, by 16 years and five months," he said. "But in my heart, I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity." For almost two decades Stewart, alongside Stephen Colbert, ruled the satirical-news game and pioneered information dissemination in an age when many — especially younger viewers — tend to eschew traditional media outlets. But did anyone recognize Stewart's comic potential when he took over The Daily Show from Craig Kilborn in 1999? We've taken a look through the archives to find out what critics and writers thought of the new host in his first year on air."Mr. Stewart holds it all together deftly. He interacts with the correspondents far more than Mr. Kilborn ever »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

10 February 2015 9:55 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

More changes are afoot in late night.

Another major shift in late-night comedy is taking shape as Comedy Central confirmed on Tuesday that Jon Stewart would be stepping down from The Daily Show "later this year." Stewart broke the news to a stunned audience at Tuesday’s taping that he would be exiting the satirical news program when his contract is up in September.

Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw

Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015

Video: Watch Anne Hathaway Laugh Uncontrollably with Jon Stewart

"For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart," the network wrote in a message posted on Twitter. "His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera."

Stewart addressed his decision to step down from The Daily Show prior »

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Watch Jon Stewart's First 'Daily Show' (Video)

10 February 2015 9:20 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In 1999, Jon Stewart took over for Craig Kilborn as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, beginning a long run that is set to end this year when Stewart steps down. All of the clips from that Jan. 11, 1999 episode are still on Comedy Central's Daily Show website and have been embedded below. Taking over for Kilborn, Stewart made a few jokes about his predecessor, who had left for CBS' Late Late Show, while retaining many elements of the past iteration of the show. The first episode also features bits with Stephen Colbert and Beth Littleford and

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‘The Daily Show': Who Will Take Over for Jon Stewart?

10 February 2015 6:09 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Let the comedy stampede begin. Jon Stewart’s announcement of his departure from the anchor desk at Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” later this year is sure to set off a frenzy of jockeying among comedy talent to fill his considerable shoes.

There’s no doubt that “Daily Show” will continue on in its current form after Stewart exits. Comedy Central execs see the half-hour faux newscast as a franchise in “The Tonight Show” vein that can run for decades. Stewart took over the show in 1999 from original host Craig Kilborn.

Comedy Central execs have been preparing for the possibility that Stewart would move on as his most recent contract wound down this year. Whoever follows him on the show will face the extremely tricky task of keeping it vital in the political and cultural arenas.

Stewart’s gift has been to tackle headline-making subjects with humor but also »

- Cynthia Littleton

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