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The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has undergone emergency surgery to remove his appendix.

Trevor Noah, 31, took over as host of The Daily Show in September replacing Jon Stewart, who stepped down after 16 years.

Comedy Central canceled the live show on November 4 and aired a repeat, but said “the procedure went well” and Trevor Noah was “currently recuperating from surgery”.

The channel tweeted: “We expect he and the show will be back with an original episode tomorrow.”

Fellow late night TV host Jimmy Fallon, of The Tonight Show, was one of the people who wished Trevor Noah well on Twitter.

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Jimmy Fallon tweeted: “Hey @Trevornoah, tell everyone at the hospital I said hey! Get better soon buddy!”

Before taking over as host on The Daily Show, Trevor Noah made his debut as an international correspondent in December.

Trevor Noah appeared on three different occasions on The Daily Show before being offered the top slot. His first show on September 28 received mixed reviews from critics.

During the first four weeks as host, audience figures rose 20% among young adults aged 18-24.

Trevor Noah is the third host of The Daily Show.

Prior to Jon Stewart, Craig Kilborn was the first face of the series from July 1996 to December 1998.

Trevor Noah, the son of a black South African woman and a white Swiss man, comes from South Africa’s biggest township of Soweto.


Jon Stewart has hosted his final broadcast of The Daily Show on August 6.

A host of stars joined Jon Stewart for the final show, including Bruce Springsteen.

There were also video messages from Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican Senator John McCain.

Jon Stewart took over the show in 1999 and established himself as one of the most influential satirists in the US and the voice of liberal America.

He is being replaced by the South African comedian Trevor Noah.

The Daily Show, broadcast on Comedy Central, has often been cited as a leading news source for young people, with an average audience of one million viewers.Jon Stewart final Daily Show

In his final monologue, Jon Stewart thanked colleagues, fans and family.

“Nothing ends. It’s just a continuation. It’s a pause in the conversation,” he said.

“So rather than saying goodbye or good night, I’m just going to say I’m gonna go get a drink,” he said.

The Daily Show has also helped to launch several well-known comic performers, including Steve Carell and John Oliver, as well as Stephen Colbert who is to be David Letterman’s replacement on CBS’s Late Show.

The hashtag #JonVoyage was trending on Twitter as Jon Stewart bid farewell to the Daily Show, with famous fans paying tribute, including President Barack Obama.

However, for John McCain, it was a chance for a spot of gentle revenge. Jon Stewart had once mocked him using a puppet resembling the Republican senator.


Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the New York Times reports.

The 31-year-old South African comedian made his debut as a contributor to the nightly satirical show in December 2014.

Trevor Noah’s first appearance took aim at racial tensions in the US, saying: “I never thought I’d be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa.”

Jon Stewart announced he would be stepping down in January. He has hosted The Daily Show for 16 years.

The presenter has yet to set a timetable for his departure, but the selection of a replacement should make the task easier.

Producers will want to give Trevor Noah time to settle into this new role before next year’s presidential election.

Speaking to the New York Times from Dubai, where he is on tour, the comedian Trevor Noah expressed disbelief at his appointment.Trevor Noah The Daily Show

“You don’t believe it for the first few hours,” he said.

“You need a stiff drink, and then unfortunately you’re in a place where you can’t really get alcohol.”

In a statement, Jon Stewart said: “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor.

“He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with.”

Jon Stewart added he “may rejoin [The Daily Show] as a correspondent just to be a part of it!”

Under Jon Stewart’s guidance, The Daily Show has become one of the most important political programs on US television.

Even though Jon Stewart insists he is a comedian, not a journalist, his passionate monologues on politics, race and social justice exert a real influence on political debate in the United States.

Trevor Noah is a relative unknown in the US, but has hosted numerous television shows – including his own late night talk show – in South Africa.

Writing on Twitter, Trevor Noah said: “No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!”

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Jon Stewart will leave Comedy Central’s The Daily Show later this year.

The comedian said it had “been an absolute privilege” to have been at the helm of the satirical show since 1999.

Jon Stewart will leave the show later this year.

“This show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host and neither do you,” he told his audience on February 10.

Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless paid tribute, saying: “His comedic brilliance is second to none.”

Jon Stewart’s show has often been cited as a leading news source for young people, with an average audience of one million viewers.

His targets – and his guests – have been politicians and public figures, addressed in tones that are often indignant, or teasing.Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show

The Daily Show has also been a launch pad for several well-known comic performers, including Steve Carell and John Oliver, as well as Stephen Colbert.

“I’m going to miss being on television every day,” Jon Stewart said.

“I’m going to miss coming here every day. I love the people here. They’re creative and collaborative and kind.

“It’s been the honor of my professional life, and I thank you for watching it, for hate-watching it, whatever reason you are tuning in for.”

Jon Stewart said he was not sure exactly when he would leave, or what he would do next.

In 2013, the comdien took time out to direct a film, Rosewater, about an Iranian-born journalist who was imprisoned and accused of spying.

“I don’t have any specific plans,” he said.

“Got a lot of ideas, got a lot of things in my head. I’m going to have dinner on a school night with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people.”

Comedy Central has not said who will replace Jon Stewart.

His departure comes after the network lost Stephen Colbert, another major comedy figure, who left to take over David Letterman’s late night show on CBS.

In a statement, Michele Ganeless said: “Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come.

“Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.”

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The Daily Show last night highlighted a part on the decline of Borders.

Author and comedian John Hodgman asked Jon Stewart,

“Did you know books used to be available in what was called ‘bookstores?'”

The Daily Show: Borders liquidating its remaining stores
Borders website: going out of business

The Borders company was founded in 1971 in Ann Arbor, Mich., as a used bookstore. In these 40 years of existence, Borders had to struggle in a very competitive retail environment when the management was constantly changing. At the end, Borders failed to compete effectively with online retailers and to move aggressively into digital books.


Today, a group of liquidators are closing the remaining 399 Borders stores. This will leave 10,700 people out of job.

Mike Edwards, Borders’ president, said in a statement.

“The headwinds we have been facing for quite some time, including the rapidly changing book industry, e-reader revolution, and turbulent economy, have brought us to where we are now.”

Borders liquidating its remaining stores could bring the biggest changes into the book publishing industry. Because of Borders disappearance, the book selling scenery alter, driving writers to find other places to sell their work.[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”dreapta”]

Jennifer Romanello, executive director of publicity at Grand Central Publishing in New York who stopped sending writers to many Borders for book signings once they announced bankruptcy in February, claims she already seeks different locations to advertise their work.

“It’s one less outlet to use in promoting our authors,” she said. “There are still other things out there; we see if there’s an independent bookstore nearby. But the number of bookstores has been contracting, not expanding, so we’re selective where we send out authors.”


What are the financial analysts commenting on the Borders closing?


[googlead tip=”patrat_mic” aliniat=”stanga”]From Borders’ leaving will certainly benefit its competition, including Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, which might move into a lot of the store spaces left by Borders. Independent book shops that have fought for a long time the onslaught of superstores are enjoying too.

Barclays Capital analyst Alan Rifkin predicts the Barnes & Noble chain could gain $220 million to $330 million in revenue, or about 10% to 15% of Borders annual revenue.

Rifkin said even though Barnes & Noble has more aggressively and successfully pursued the e-book space than Borders did — with Barnes & Noble’s Nook e-reader and e-bookstore — it still faces the same stiff competition from online retailers.

“As the demand for physical books continues to decline, the need for big-box physical bookstores will likely continue to decline as well,” he wrote in a client note.

Adrian Sierra, 36, a realtor from Westchester, N.Y., for example, left Borders store in Penn Station in New York with no shopping bag stuffed with books. He was, on the other hand, holding his iPad.

“I’ll miss them,” he says, but, “I’m not going to buy another paperback in my life. There’s no reason to anymore.”

A growing number of customers like Sierra are the reason that Borders liquidation will most likely accelerate sales of e-books, said Forrester media analyst James McQuivey. He predicts e-book sales will nearly triple by 2015 to $2.18 billion, with the number of e-readers jumping from 10.3 million at the end of 2010 to 29.4 million by 2015.[googlead tip=”lista_mica” aliniat=”dreapta”]

The closings of Borders Stores, mentioned by Jon Steward in “The Daily Show” last night, are a loss for communities across the United States.

Mr. Edwards told Borders employees in a company memo:

“For decades, our stores have been destinations within our communities – places where people have sought knowledge, entertainment, and enlightenment and connected with others who share their passion.”