Comedians Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah have become the latest additions to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central announced today. Minhaj will begin as a Daily Show correspondent in November while Noah, selected as a Daily Show contributor, will start in December. The pair of new Daily Show hires come on the heels of Michael Che’s departure after only a few weeks at the show. Che returned to his former employer Saturday Night Live to co-host Weekend Update with Colin Jost.
Minhaj’s profile as a stand-up comedian has steadily increased since the summer of 2009 when he began headlining colleges across the country. He’s also become a bit of a viral sensation producing and starring in multiple online videos, like his series The Truth with Hasan Minhaj. More recently, Hasan Minhaj was selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show Sakoon, on which his screenplay Paint the Town is based. Paint the Town is an auto-biographical project about Minhaj’s life as a first generation Indian-American. No stranger to the Viacom family, the 28-year-old comedian was also the host of the MTV series Failosophy.
With more than 1.6 million Twitter followers and having graced the covers of Rolling Stone and GQ in his native country, Trevor Noah is basically the Louis C.K. of South Africa. Last year Noah performed his award-winning one-man show Born A Crime (titled The Racist in other parts of the world) in the States. He also became the first South African comedian to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman.
Noah was a guest on the Laughspin Podcast in May of 2013. You can listen to the entire episode below.