Nkoana-Mashabane to visit Trevor Noah on set of 'Daily Show'

The International Relations Minister says the African continent fully supports the SA comedian.

FILE. South African comedian Trevor Noah. Picture: Byron L Keulemans/GQ South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG - Trevor Noah has the support of South Africans pouring in from all angles as he debuts as the new host of the Daily Show.

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane will visit _The Daily Show _studio and its new host in New York this evening.

She says, "We want Mr Noah to know that the people of South Africa and the entire African continent are proud of his achievement."

Nkoana-Mashabane adds that the continent supports Noah fully.

"Mr Noah is assuming an important global platform through which he will be flying the South African flag high."

The minister is currently in New York attending the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Long-time host of the show Jon Stewart did his final show in August after a 17-year run.

The show airs in South Africa on _Comedy Central _tomorrow night.

'DAILY SHOW' LOOKS FORWARD TO NOAH PLAYING HOST

Earlier today, the writers and comedians who make up the TV series said they're looking forward to having Noah play host.

Writer Jordan Klepper said he and the rest of the team are excited for the new chapter under Noah.

"We all know Trevor, we have worked with him before he got the job. The dude has ice in his veins, he is a pro."

He said Trevor has kept a lot of what worked for Jon Stewart but has been open to new ideas.

"Trevor encouraged us to throw out ideas; things that you want to do, things that you have not been able to do."

Listen: Trevor Noah: The Countdown begins

MESSAGES OF SUPPORT FROM SOUTH AFRICANS

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