Now that Michael Che and Larry Wilmore have turned in their letters of resignation, The Daily Show is in need of funny people. And rather than place a Craigslist ad, Comedy Central has recruited two new correspondents from the ranks of stand-up.
First is Trevor Noah, already a pretty big deal, just in places Americans don’t pay much attention to because they’re not in America. Noah’s talk show, Tonight With Trevor Noah, debuted in 2010, and he was the first South African comedian to appear on The Tonight Show and The Late Show With David Letterman. He has performed four stand-up specials in South Africa, and his first American special, Trevor Noah: African American, premiered on Showtime last year.
Then there’s Hasan Minhaj, who, as his website prominently points out, is not related to Nicki. Minhaj is based in L.A. (for the moment, anyway), has appeared on Arrested Development and HBO’s Getting On, and hosted the comedy special Stand Up Planet. He also has his own web series, The Truth With Hasan Minhaj.