15 Things About New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah

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Written by Keren Mikva

South African comedian Trevor Noah officially took over Sept. 28 as the new host of “The Daily Show” with the blessing of former host of 15 years, Jon Stewart. The rising star was given the opportunity to host when he was selected by Stewart as his heir, and on Monday night he showed the world why he was given the trust of the 52-year-old comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host.

Here are 15 things you may not have known about Trevor Noah.

Sources: Edition.CNN.com, Channel24.co.za, InterviewMagazine.com, ComedyCentralAfrica.com, TimesLive.co.za, CityPress.co.za, Channel24.co.za, You.co.za, YouthVillage.co.za

This is an updated version of a slideshow that was originally published Dec. 17, 2014. Peter Pedroncelli contributed to this report.