Late-night TV

“Daily Show” names man to succeed Jon Stewart as host

Trevor Noah on The Daily Show
Comedy Central via The New York Times

Just this weekend, we ran a piece about how ‘a woman’s place is not on late-night TV,’ and, seemingly right on cue, Comedy Central proved that argument true. The network has chosen a man, Trevor Noah, to take over for Jon Stewart when he leaves the popular satirical news show later this year. Network brass did, however, consider hiring a woman. Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless reportedly said, “We talked to women. We talked to men. We found in Trevor the best person for the job.” Noah hails from South Africa, is biracial and speaks six languages, so he’s definitely a departure from the white guy norm behind the late-night desk. But he’s still not a woman.

Read the full story at the New York Times.

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