NEW YORK — South African comic Trevor Noah moved in at “The Daily Show” on Monday, promising he’d try not to make predecessor Jon Stewart seem like a “crazy old dude who left his inheritance to some random kid from Africa.”

Noah took over as host after Stewart decided that 16 years of lampooning politics and the media – or half of the 31-year-old Noah’s life span – was enough and stepped down in August. Despite a new desk and set, Noah retained much of Stewart’s staff, the show’s theme music and format, down to a closing “moment of zen.”

He called Stewart “more than just a late-night host.”

– From news service reports


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