South African Comedian to Replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'

South African comedian Trevor Noah, a relative newcomer to U.S. television, has been selected to replace Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's parody newscast, "The Daily Show," the New York Times reported on Monday. Viacom Inc-owned Comedy Central is expected to make the announcement later on Monday, the newspaper said. Stewart, 52, who has starred on the satirical show since 1999, announced last month that he was leaving his job, but gave no specific plans for his next career move. Stewart, in a statement, told the newspaper he is "thrilled" for Noah and the show: "He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with."