Noah is a South African stand-up comedian who joined the series in 2014 as a contributor, and has hosted numerous television shows including his own late night talk show in his native country. He was also the subject of David Paul Meyer's award-winning documentary film "You Laugh But It's True" about his career in post-apartheid South Africa.
Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless says: "Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny. For the next host of 'The Daily Show,' we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a