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SA gears up for Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' debut

The South African comedian has received a flood of well wishes ahead of this evening’s show in the US.

FILE: Trevor Noah tweeted this photograph of himself and Jon Stewart when he made his first appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ on 4 December 2014. Picture: Twitter @Trevornoah

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa is gearing up for Trevor Noah's debut as host of _ The Daily Show_.

The comic has received a flood of well wishes ahead of this evening's show in the United States.

Comedians Loyiso Gola, Jason Goliath and Ndumiso Lindi say Noah has a good team behind him and they expect nothing less.

Goliath believes the show is going to be nothing short of spectacular.

"He's going to kill it, cause he has a team of amazing people. Remember the stuff that we've seen him do has been just him on his own. Now, the guy is rolling with an entourage of incredible human beings from around the planet. Give him three weeks and he is going to be king."

Gola says he will be live streaming the event, while everyone else may have to catch it on Comedy Central at 9pm on Tuesday.

Listen: Trevor Noah, the Countdown begins

Messages of support continue on social media, with fans and celebrities who are celebrating #TrevorNoahDay.

DStv has especially opened up the channel to 'Compact' viewers.

The Daily Show returns to Comedy Central Africa at 9pm on Tuesday.