Trevor Noah’s ascension to hosting “The Daily Show” took over Twitter Monday morning, with a variety of reactions to the 31-year-old biracial South African taking over for Jon Stewart.
The Daily Show tweeted out noting there would be another late night host from Africa.
Very excited to welcome our next host: @Trevornoah! That’s right – another guy in late night from Soweto. http://t.co/zlNhBmjg6I
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) March 30, 2015
Chris Rock thanked President Obama for Noah’s climb to the top:
Thank you president Obama pic.twitter.com/PgFJCCyRTa
BuzzMachine author Jeff Jarvis told everybody to stop what they’re doing:
Really. Stop work for 8 minutes. Watch. This will calm your fears about the fate of The Daily Show. https://t.co/afQwj2uC60
— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) March 30, 2015
Noah’s riff on the difference between being African and African American is one of funniest things I’ve ever heard. http://t.co/yMaEO5EbTS
— Katty Kay (@KattyKayBBC) March 30, 2015
And a Noah enthusiast exclaimed the South African to now be the most powerful man in the country.
At long last, a black man has made it to the most powerful position in America. http://t.co/yPUeXl1YH2
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) March 30, 2015
The rest of Twitter was fairly happy:
Choosing Trevor Noah for The Daily Show says a lot about the audience Comedy Central wants to court: global, diverse.
— Ismat Sarah Mangla (@ismat) March 30, 2015
Don’t understand the negativity around Noah & The Daily Show. Whether you like him or not, can’t we be happy for a SA’n success?
— Vibeke (@Fleabeke) March 30, 2015
— Jim Cramer (@jimcramer) March 30, 2015
Somewhere a white man is screaming “THEY TAKIN OUR JOBS!” – Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’ http://t.co/VW4OjLnbAb
— L. Joy Williams (@ljoywilliams) March 30, 2015
Trevor Noah’s jokes are genuinely international. His hiring at @TheDailyShow is proof that ‘Go global’ is future of news … in comedy, too.
— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) March 30, 2015
If not hiring a woman to host a late-night show “invites questions,” shouldn’t you just ask rather than writing that? http://t.co/Eg2ImCJKab
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 30, 2015
Love the Trevor Noah choice because – hopefully – it immediately re-centers the Daily Show's perspective outside the US. Reinvents show.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) March 30, 2015
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