Will Trevor Noah be the next 'The Daily Show' host?
Rumour has it the SA comedian may hit the big time in the US and replace Jon Stewart.
JOHANNESBURG - South African comedian Trevor Noah is rumoured to be a very likely candidate to take over from Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show.
Noah is apparently the front-runner to replace Stewart, who announced his retirement last month after 15 years as host.
Stewart took over from Craig Kilborn in 1999, and led the series to two Peabody Awards and 18 Emmys.
Noah made his debut on the _Comedy Central _satirical news show in December last year and seemed to be a hit with the crowd.
He joined The Daily Show as a contributor and is reportedly the first South African comedian to appear on both The Tonight Show and the_ Late Show with David Letterman_.
Noah, who is very active on Twitter, has remained silent on the rumours and recent tweets have only referred to his recent shows in Dubai.
WATCH: Trevor Noah on The Daily Show: Spot the Africa