Twitter reacts to Noah's Daily Show takeover
The Twitter reaction to news of Noah's hosting of 'The Daily Show', true to form, has been fast and furious.
JOHANNESBURG - It's an amazing day for South African comedy following news that local chuckle king Trevor Noah, will be taking over as the host of The Daily Show once Jon Stewart steps down at the end of the season.
Stewart announced his retirement last month after 15 years as the host.
Meanwhile the Twitter reaction, true to form, has been fast and furious.
Noah took to the social media site, to express his humble jubilation of his future comedy prospects:
No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 30, 2015
While others, including Chris Rock, took the time to celebrate the announcement with small jibes:
Tbo Touch is currently looking for that picture he took with Trevor, to post with his congratulatory tweet pic.twitter.com/7denGOKcVh— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) March 30, 2015
Thank you president Obama pic.twitter.com/PgFJCCyRTa— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) March 30, 2015
There will be lots of "Look, I love Trevor like a brother, BUT…" from minor SA comedians at braais in the next two weeks.— Simon Hartley (@streakley) March 30, 2015
So I guess it pays to grow up under a racist, murderous system, learn six languages & add humor. Cool. #trevornoah— Mark Fiore (@MarkFiore) March 30, 2015
You know you are making waves when your success is not only in your country but another too. Well done to #TrevorNoah— Nokuthula Sonile (@thuli_sunshine) March 30, 2015
SA event organizer: "OK guys, we've spent 6 months raising funds and I think we've JUST got enough to book Trevor Noah so... What? Oh shit."— Tom Eaton (@TomEatonSA) March 30, 2015