Meet the South African comedian who could replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

When Jon Stewart announced earlier this year he would be stepping down as host of The Daily Show, Comedy Central bosses were handed the unenviable task of finding his replacement.

Although Stewart has put no timeframe on his departure, a shortlist of people to take over from him is already being drawn up.

According to Variety, one name on that shortlist is South African comedian Trevor Noah.

Noah will be no stranger to fans of the Comedy Central show, which he joined as an infrequent contributor last December.

Noah, who once told an audience "I was born a crime", would continue the trend of The Daily Show hosts starting out as relative unknowns in their early 30s.

You can watch his first appearance on The Daily Show below:

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