(CNN) — "The Daily Show" is getting a new host.
On Monday, the show announced that comedian Trevor Noah will take over for Jon Stewart, who announced in February that he was leaving after 16 years. Stewart himself succeeded Craig Kilborn and saw the news program's popularity skyrocket.
"You don't believe it for the first few hours," Noah told the New York Times from Dubai, where he's on tour. "You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you're in a place where you can't really get alcohol."
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