Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart

No one called this.

Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian, has been selected to succeed Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Just like everyone thought.

The New York Times reports that Noah has been performing standup since his 20s, and has appeared on the Daily Show three times. He’s expected to be formally introduced by Comedy Central at some point today.

When word broke that Stewart was leaving the Daily Show, it seemed like everyone was being considered as a successor. We even gathered a list of 24 candidates that had been cited by media reports. Noah was not on that list.

Michele Ganeless, Comedy Central’s president, is already commenting on the selection of another man to keep the late night dude fest going. “We talked to women. We talked to men,” Ganeless bluntly told the Times. “We found in Trevor the best person for the job.” Hey, at least he’s not white.