How Did Trevor Noah Get “The Daily Show” Host Position?

Trevor Noah, the host of The Daily Show, has made a name for himself in the world of social and political commentary. Originally from South Africa, he replaced Jon Stewart as the host of the show in 2015. Stewart hosted the show for over a decade.

Noah may feel like a natural fit for the show now, but before he got the role he was relatively unknown in the U.S. Although he made a name for himself in South Africa, he didn’t have much exposure to U.S. audiences before he landed his current role.  

How Trevor Noah became famous

Being the host of The Daily Show made Noah a household name, but he started his career as a standup comedian. In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Noah said that the laws in South Africa limited what he could say as a comedian and what he could do as a black man. 

“If you were gathered in a group, especially if you were black people, you would go to jail, because obviously you were planning something,” said Noah. He also said that speaking out against the government is also illegal in South Africa. 

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Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon YouTube Channel

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Noah wasn’t well known in the U.S. comedy scene and only had a few appearances on TV in front of U.S. audiences before he got his current role. In a few of those appearances, Noah was a correspondent on The Daily Show while Stewart hosted.

Numerous people turned down the opportunity to host The Daily Show including Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler, and Chris Rock, according to Variety. When Stewart was in talks to leave the show, Michele Ganeless, the president of Comedy Central, suggested Noah. 

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