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Trevor Noah to Succeed Jon Stewart as Host of 'The Daily Show': VIDEO

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Trevor Noah, a South African comic who made his debut as a contributor in December, will succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show, the NYT reports:

The network’s selection of Mr. Noah comes less than two months after Mr. Stewart, 52, revealed on Feb. 10 that he was leaving “The Daily Show” after a highly successful 16-year run that transformed the show into authoritative, satirical comedy on current events. (An exact timetable for Mr. Stewart’s departure has not been decided, Comedy Central said.)

...The appointment of Mr. Noah, a newcomer to American television, promises to add youthful vitality and international perspective to “The Daily Show.” It puts a nonwhite performer at the head of this flagship Comedy Central franchise, and one who comes with Mr. Stewart’s endorsement.

“I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor,” Mr. Stewart said in a statement. “He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.” Mr. Stewart added that he “may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!!”

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Tweeted Noah after the announcement: "No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!"

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Jon Stewart Knows Where the Hogwarts Sorting Hat is Sending Ted Cruz: VIDEO

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On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart heralded the arrival of Texas Senator Ted Cruz to the 2016 Presidential race, taking a look at his announcement spectacle at Liberty University, including Cruz's kissing and waving practice session, the Rand Paul t-shirts that showed up, and Cruz's "weirdly third-person autobiography."

And, of course, when he demanded the audience break all the rules.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jon Stewart Slams Anti-Gay License To Discriminate Bills: VIDEO

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On The Daily Show last night, host Jon Stewart dug into the recent rise in so-called "religious freedom" bills that would, contrary to how they are depicted by their advocates, enshrine into law a person's right to discriminate against LGBT people. Stewart skewered every aspect of the right's most recent backlash to the spread of marriage equality. Stewart quipped that this new spate of legislation is really about "protecting the real victims of discrimination", that is to say Christian florists, a group "who gladly do business with all manner of divorced, non mother and father honoring, covetous, name of the Lord in vein taking adulterers." Everyone, that is, except a gay couple wanting a pair of boutonnieres.

And what about the names for some of these anti-gay laws, like Arkansas' "Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act"? Apparently the "Against Gross Gay People Act" was a little too obvious.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma is looking to replace a civil institution, marriage, with a religious one. A practice that is know in some parts of the world as sharia law, as Stewart points out. 

And as for the right's uproar over which bathroom transgender people must use? As Stewart says, "nothing says limited government like micro-managing transgender bathroom use."

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Jon Stewart Thrashes Hillary Clinton Over Single Device, Email Excuses: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart had it out with Hillary Clinton's Tuesday press conference in which she tried to explain to the media why she was using a private email address, wanted a single device, and why she deleted 30,000 emails. He also enjoyed a bit of ice cream.

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Jon Stewart on the Republican 'Traitors' Trying to Undermine Obama's Nuclear Deal with Iran: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart last night took a look at the letter sent to Iran by 47 Republican senators meant to undermine a potential nuclear deal with the Obama administration. The NY Daily News went so far as to dub them "traitors" on its front page.

But is Congressional subversion vis-a-vis foreign policy a wholly Republican concept? Well, that's not quite the case. What appears to be true, however, is that Congress and the President seem to both prefer working with the Ayatollah than with each other.

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Watch Jon Stewart Cripple WWE Wrestler Seth Rollins With a Kick to the Groin: VIDEO

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A war of words between WWE wrestler Seth Rollins and Daily Show host Jon Stewart has been building over recent weeks and finally came to blows on WWE'S Monday Night Raw last night.

Follow taunts earlier in February from Rollins...

“I am the most talented performer in the entire world. I can do whatever I want, whenever I want and there’s nobody or nothing that can stop me. Hell, if I wanted, I could become president. I’m not even old enough to run for office. Or you know, I could take over as host of “The Daily Show” for Jon Stewart and make that thing actually watchable.”

And a response from Stewart followed by Rollins' crashing of the Daily Show, the two finally met in the arena last night and Stewart showed Rollins who was the bigger man.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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