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.

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been confirmed as the next host of the Daily Show. Picture: EWN

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:

While others, including Chris Rock, took the time to celebrate the announcement with small jibes: