'Daily Show' Sets Trevor Noah Start Date

The young comic will take the helm in September, following Jon Stewart's final episode in August.
Byron Keulemans

Comedy Central has firmed up plans for The Daily Show's changing of the guard.

More than a month after Jon Stewart's last episode on Aug. 6, Trevor Noah will take over the desk on Sept. 28. The network announced the news on Twitter Thursday morning, with the accompanying video. The clip finds the 31-year-old comedian getting comfortable in the anchor's desk when he gets interrupted by Stewart.

September also will see the arrival of former Comedy Central personality Stephen Colbert on another late-night staple: CBS' Late Show, which just saw David Letterman exit last week.


Stewart has been the host of The Daily Show since 1999. And, except for several months of time off in summer 2013 to direct his feature debut, Rosewater, he's been at the helm without interruption.