After months of speculation, Deadline is reporting that John Stewart’s replacement has largely been decided on. Although Comedy Central is staying mum, the Internet is buzzing with the news that Trevor Noah will take over Stewart’s throne after his long reign ends later this year.
Noah, who hails from South Africa, has had a few stints on The Daily Show, one of which memorably riffed on the differences between apartheid South Africa and today’s America.
In this hilarious clip, Trevor Noah points out those unexpected differences, and makes a lot of great points about racial and class distinctions in America along the way. Check out the video below and let us know how you feel about Stewart’s replacement in the comments.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.