Trevor Noah — who took over hosting from Jon Stewart in 2015 — remembers watching The Daily Show on CNN in South Africa. "It looked like a news show and it had the same colors as CNN and the ticker," he says. "I just worked under the assumption that it was part of the news programming. ... I thought that Jon Stewart was a news anchor who didn't take his job seriously." Getty Images hide caption

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Under Apartheid, Trevor Noah's Mom Taught Him To Face Injustice With Humor

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In one skit, Ikenna Azuike pokes fun at political dynasties by impersonating a president whose nominees for minister of justice start with "my wife, obviously" and end with "my Chihuahua — she is technically dead ... but she is still family." YouTube hide caption

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Trevor Noah will appear in Santa Monica on Tuesday, then head to the U.K. for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in late August. Don't worry, he'll be back in time for his debut as the Daily Show host. Michael O'Brian/Flickr hide caption

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Jon Stewart appears onstage at Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs at the Beacon Theatre on Feb. 28 in New York. Stewart, host of The Daily Show, defended Trevor Noah, the man named to replace him, on the show Monday night. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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Comedian Trevor Noah was born in South Africa during apartheid — "born a crime," as he says. Byron Keulemans hide caption

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Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

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