How will Trevor Noah fare as Jon Stewart's replacement on The Daily Show? We'll find out on Sept. 28.
Comedy Central announced that Noah, the South African comedian tapped in March as the show's new host, will make his debut at 11 p.m. that Monday night, seven and a half weeks after Stewart's final appearance on Aug. 6.
The Sept. 28 premiere date was revealed during Noah's first promo for The Daily Show, with the new host settling into Stewart's chair—a tad prematurely.
Comedy Central is thrilled about Noah's future with The Daily Show. "He's extraordinary," Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said earlier this year. "Do yourself a favor and watch some of his stand-up. He brings a truly layered take on the world both because of his upbringing but also because he works everywhere and does stand-up everywhere."
Noah's first show—which comes three weeks after The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts on CBS Sept. 8—will cap 19 months of unprecedented change on every NBC, CBS and Comedy Central late-night talk show: The Tonight Show (Jimmy Fallon took over for Jay Leno), Late Night (Fallon passed the torch to Seth Meyers), The Late Show (Colbert is stepping in for David Letterman), The Late Late Show (James Corden took over for Craig Ferguson) and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which replaced The Colbert Report. After that, the new late-night landscape should finally stabilize—at least until the carousel starts spinning again.