Skip to main content

This is Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show

This is Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show

Share this story

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

When people started speculating who would replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah's name probably wasn't high on anyone's list. The comedian only recently joined the show, filing his first segment this past December and just two since, and is otherwise a relatively unknown figure to the US audience.

But Noah, who grew up Johannesburg, South Africa, fits the bill as a comedian who's apt at being an outsider looking in. It's the same kind of thing you'd say about John Oliver, whose brief stint as TDS guest host served as a launching pad for a wildly successful HBO show, Last Week Tonight.

An outsider looking in — something often said about John Oliver

Noah, who was the subject of David Meyer's documentary You Laugh But It's True (available on Netflix), was the first stand-up comedian from South Africa to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman. (Ditto for The Tonight Show, but alas, we can't find a decent quality clip of that appearance.) His latest stand-up special, Trevor Noah: African American special, is available on both Hulu and Netflix.

We're many months away from finding out what The Daily Show with Trevor Noah looks like. Until then, get to know Noah with these video highlights.

The Daily Show segments

Stand-up performances

Comedy specials

Trevor Noah: African American is available on both Hulu and Netflix.

You Laugh But It's True is available on Netflix.


Listen to Noah talk with Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher on The Champs.

This is Noah's introductory episode of the now-aptly-titled The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart.

Here's Noah talking to NPR's Neal Conan in 2012 for Talk of the Nation.