Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show,” it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central. His show’s premiere will be announced at a later date.
Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and has also appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, he has successfully become the top comedian in Africa. Noah has hosted numerous television shows including his own late night talk show in his native country, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”
“Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Ganeless. “For the next host of ‘The Daily Show,’ we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.”
“It’s an honor to follow Jon Stewart. He and the team at ‘The Daily Show’ have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world,” said Noah. “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.”
Said Jon Stewart: “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. 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!!!”
Source: Comedy Central Press
At today’s taping of ‘The Daily Show’ Jon Stewart announced that he will be leaving ‘The Daily Show’ later this year. The news was later confirmed in a statement released by Comedy Central:
For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. 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. Through his unique voice and vision, 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. Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.
Comedy Central will broadcast and stream Live Election Night episodes of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” back-to-back on Tuesday, November 4 from 11:00-11:30 PM/ET (8:00-8:30 PM/PT) and 11:30-Midnight ET (8:30-9:00 PM/PT) respectively. Stewart and Colbert will be anchoring the Live Midterm Election Night episodes from their own studios.
Fans will be able to view the Live Midterm Election Night episodes through a multiplatform streaming experience on cc.com and through the Comedy Central App.
“The Daily Show’s” special political coverage, “Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote” will feature news and results analysis from host Jon Stewart and The Best F#@king News Team Ever with a guest appearance via satellite by Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
“The Colbert Report’s” special political coverage for The Nation, “Midterms ‘014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In—Wait! Don’t Change the Channel. Look at this Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! ‘014!” will include host Stephen Colbert’s patriotic fervor and insightful conjecture of the results with a guest appearance by Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Dish.
Press Release: Comedy Central Press.
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will travel to indicted Governor Rick Perry’s home state to broadcast a week of shows covering the upcoming midterm elections. “Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess” will be taped at ZACH Theatre in Austin, TX and air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Monday, October 27 through Thursday, October 30.
ZACH Theatre is located at 202 South Lamar Blvd. Tickets for the tapings will be available only through the show’s Web site, http://thedailyshow.cc.com/tickets, not through the venue’s box office.
“Democalypse 2014: South by South Mess” will feature news and analysis on heated races across the country from host Jon Stewart as well as reports from “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!”
Full Press Release: Comedy Central Press.
Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ who, in a tied vote, have won ‘American Comedy Award’ for “Late Night Talk Show”.
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has tapped comedian and writer Michael Che to become its newest correspondent, joining the roster of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” from the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning show in June.
Currently a writer on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Michael Che (@CheThinks) has enjoyed a meteoric rise as a stand-up comedian. In 2013, Che was named by Rolling Stone as one of “The 50 Funniest People” and as one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch.” The year prior, he was crowned the winner of New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the New York Comedy Festival. The New York Times describes him as possessing “a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.”
Source: Comedy Central Press.
Last night, Stephen Colbert dropped by ‘The Daily Show’ to tell Jon Stewart that he would be ending ‘The Colbert Report’ because “it’s become clear to me that I’ve won television”. Stephen Colbert (the character) also shared his thoughts on David Letterman’s replacement, observing that he is just “some fat guy”, before noting that he was not given a personal send off when he left ‘The Daily Show’ in 2005, like the sentimental one that was given to John Oliver in December. Naturally, Stephen present his own personal highlight reel.
The Comedy Central companion shows are two of the 45 teams from the media scene competing in the annual NYFEST industry soccer tournament on Saturday.
The staffs of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight will be among the teams slated to face off at a celebrity soccer tournament this weekend as part of NYFEST.
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the day’s events includes an industry tournament, a celebrity match and a youth showcase, with games and skills clinics for kids led by coaches from the new New York City FC.
Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.
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