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South African Comedian Trevor Noah Joins The Cast Of 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to join the cast of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been tapped to join the cast of Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart as the show's newest contributor. The current GQ South Africa cover star was born in Soweto to a South African mother and a Swiss father, and he draws on his biracial upbringing in pre- and post-apartheid South Africa for much of his comedic material. A celebratory tweet from Noah the day after the surprise announcement confirmed his casting:

Noah is one of the most sought after media personalities in South Africa and has hosted numerous events in his home country, including the South African Film & Television Awards,the South African Music Awards and the South African Comedy Festival. The 3o-year old funnyman has also helmed two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight With Trevor Noah, and and was named as one of the Thirteen African Celebrities To Watch in 2013 by Forbes. After building international buzz with a sold out run of his one-man show, The Racist, at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Noah continued his trailblazing comedic trajectory with North American television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and Totally Biased With Kamau Bell.

Related: Watch 2019 Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, on 'The Daily Show with Trevor Noah'

Hosted by Jon Stewart since 1999, The Daily Show has launched the film and television careers of former and current correspondents alike, including Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, Kristen Schaal, Larry Wilmore and John Oliver. Noah is currently touring through Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, but is scheduled to join the cast of the late night news show come December 2014. Until then, keep up with the rising comedian on Twitter and Facebook.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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