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6 Reasons We're Pumped For Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' Debut

We welcome our new "Daily Show" overlord.

Tonight marks the dawn of a new era on "The Daily Show": for the first time, Trevor Noah will officially take the stage as host of the long-running news parody show.

After a 16-year tenure from previous host Jon Strewart, Noah will certainly be a change. But you know what? We welcome our new "Daily Show" overlord. Here are a few reasons why.

  1. He's young.
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    Noah is only 31 years old, making him a breath of fresh air compared to his fellow late night hosts, who skew older. We're excited to see what new ideas Noah can bring to the format. Will he play games like Jimmy Fallon, or do a more structured format like David Letterman's Top 10 lists? We'll find out tonight.

  2. He's accessible.

    Noah is all over social media, so he seems more real and reachable than many of the other personalities we see behind their various desks. Tweet at the host and there's a pretty good chance you'll get a tweet back. Of course, that kind of accessibility isn't without its dangers, as Noah learned, but it's refreshing to feel like the person on TV is someone you might be able to reach.

  3. He's bringing diversity to late night TV.

    Notice something different about Noah in comparison to other hosts? So do we, and we feel #blessed for it. Of South African descent, Noah will be a refreshing presence in a sea of be-suited white dudes on late night.

  4. He's the latest in a (hopefully) long legacy.
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    Like the posters for "The Daily Show" say, "Brand new host, same brand show." Stewart was actually the second host of the show, and we can only hope that Noah taking his place means that "The Daily Show," rather than the show being replaced when Stewart left, will become an established late-night presence we can count on for decades to come, a la network shows like "The Tonight Show" and "Late Night."

  5. He'll be a new voice on the election.

    What does Trevor Noah think of Donald Trump? Not totally sure! It's exciting to think a new voice will be joining the daily chorus when it comes to reporting and commenting on world events which will only go into higher overdrive as the election ramps up.

  6. He's paying tribute to his predecessors while still doing his own thing.
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    At a test show last week, Noah referred to Stewart as "our political dad," saying, “It’s weird because Dad has left. Now it feels like the family has a new stepdad. And he’s black.” It sounds like Noah is out to build on the beloved show that Stewart built, not reinvent the wheel. And, as a decade and a half of love for Stewart's product shows, there's no need to throw it all out for scrap. We're pumped for Noah to take the stage, but we're also excited to still have "The Daily Show" in our lives.