A dream start for Trevor Noah on 'The Daily Show'

Noah made history in the US by hosting his first episode of the revamped 'The Daily Show'.

Trevor Noah hosts Comedy Central’s 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah' with guest Kevin Hart on 28 September, 2015 in New York City. Picture: AFP.

NEW YORK - South African comedian Trevor Noah has made history in the United States by hosting his first ever episode of the now revamped The Daily Show in front of a live studio audience from New York.

Noah (31) took over from Jon Stewart who left the show in August after presenting it for 16 years.

Noah opened the show with a touching tribute to Stewart and said the whole experience has been surreal and said his predecessor taught him well.

"Truth is now I'm in the chair and I can only assume that this is strange for you as it is for me. Jon Stewart was more than just a late night host, he was often our voice, our refuge and in many ways our political dad.

"And it's weird because dad has left. And now it feels like the family has a new stepdad…and he's black."

Noah looked poised and was his cool and collected self.

He told the audience he was excited for the upcoming shows before launching into topics, like the Pope's visit to the US and House of Representatives' speaker, John Boehner's resignation.

South African viewers can catch the show on Comedy Central tonight at 9pm.

REACTION:

Congratulations to Trevor, #proudlySA #DailyShow pic.twitter.com/cJtmCdlgVR

Looking forward to continuing to watch the #DailyShow Welcome to primetime @Trevornoah πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸŒŽ #makeitglobal

How to Silence the Haters by @Trevornoah

#DailyShow

#AfricaRising

Just started the #DailyShow and Trevor Noah is f*cking killing it so far. I'm impressed.

It's only the first episode, but I'm completely confident in Trevor Noah's #DailyShow.

Well, @Trevornoah, you did it. #DailyShow is in good hands. pic.twitter.com/3TIqDsgkYQ

...OK, Trevor did a great job, and the show didn't seem all that different. I'm not upset anymore. #whew #DailyShow

If the first episode is any indication, @Trevornoah is going to do just fine on the #DailyShow. Great debut!

Congratulations to @Trevornoah for a fantastic first episode! Looking forward to where he'll take political comedy next! #DailyShow

Congrats @Trevornoah . . Hilarious #DailyShow . I'm hooked. .again.

Trevor isn't like a new stepdad taking over,

he's like a nephew taking over the family business. #DailyShow

. @KevinHart4real has a gift for @Trevornoah: It's a box of ties. #DailyShow

I absolutely LOVE the set and the graphics. Just enough of a change. So good. #DailyShow pic.twitter.com/B1R195rtCO

Okay so I'm in. @Trevornoah just rocked the #DailyShow opening. Likeable, great timing, funny. Go get 'em

So far watching #DailyShow like pic.twitter.com/JsA4eGMmGl

My Dad gave @Trevornoah the stamp of approval. He's officially made it!! #DailyShow

#DailyShow with this South African man is on 7 different channels I know so far and they're all the networks I watch smh I'm angry at this

  • MAMA (@__Helel__) [September 29, 2015](https://twitter.com/ Helel /status/648697863350915072)

A good showing for @trevornoah's first show @thedailyshow. Much sharper than expected. #dailyshow

Trevor is killing it! #DailyShow

Yeah. I miss Jon, but @Trevornoah is killing it. So funny. Great comedic timing. Having an awesome 1st show. #DailyShow

OH MY @TheDailyShow!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ“Ί @Trevornoah is slaying my tv!! So smooth! So brilliant! ::swoon:: πŸ’— #DailyShow

Three cheers for our new #DailyShow stepdad, @Trevornoah! Knock it out the box, man; knock it out the box! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

I have to say, despite all of the concerns I had about ANYONE replacing Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah already feels natural. #DailyShow

So far, so good.

Very good, in fact.

#DailyShow

I am laughing. I am enjoying this a lot. #DailyShow

"The Mets made the playoffs.... I don't know what that means but Jon told me it would work."

Loving Trevor Noah already. #DailyShow

Trevor Noah looks like @ColeDavis84 which means he will be a huge star as the new #DailyShow host.

Trevor Noah on #DailyShow premiere on replacing Stewart: "It feels like the family has a new stepdad, and he's black" pic.twitter.com/CbtWeSGj47

I have always liked Trevor Noah. It's been just eight minutes, but I think I could love. #DailyShow

Yep, the #DailyShow is going to be just fine with Trevor Noah at the helm.

The audience members for the first taping of #TheDailyShowwithTrevorNoah are going in pic.twitter.com/lChBdsYFQU

Some of the American TV fans I spoke to in the line who say they're "rooting for Trevor" #TheDailyShowwithTrevorNoah pic.twitter.com/cJAAI80xqU

The #DailyShow with @TrevorNoah premieres in less than a week. Don't sleep on it.

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