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Jessica Williams plays a struggling playwright who is trying to get over an ex-boyfriend in The Incredible Jessica James. Netflix hide caption

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Comic Jessica Williams On 'The Daily Show' And Learning To 'Never Be Average'

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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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Larry Wilmore is the host of The Nightly Show, a satirical news show that airs on Comedy Central. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images hide caption

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With Its 100th Episode, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Has Found Its Voice

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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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"You may realize that television is mostly full of white people, with a few brown people peppered in. Really, it's all white people and Aziz Ansari," says The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi. Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Comedy Central hide caption

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Aasif Mandvi On Representation, Identity, And The King Of Pop

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A bodyguard secures popular satirist Bassem Youssef, who has come to be known as Egypt's Jon Stewart, as he enters Egypt's state prosecutors office on Sunday. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney (left) and President Obama at the 67th Al Smith Dinner in New York City Thursday night. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scott Horsley on the NPR Newscast

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