Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Debut Is a Huge Hit on Social Media: He ‘Crushed It Tonight’

The South African comedian’s first night taking over from Jon Stewart is described as “one of the best opening shows of any host”

Last Updated: September 28, 2015 @ 10:50 PM

Trevor Noah’s debut night hosting “The Daily Show” on Monday had a very high bar to reach as he took over from Jon Stewart after 16 years.

Fortunately for the South African comedian, he’s already a hit with viewers if the glowing social media reaction is anything to go by.

One Twitter user predicted that Noah is “going to surprise a lot of people here in the States,” as he did such an awesome job on his first night. Another thought that his “dimples are endearing,” which has got to be a bonus for any host.

The most detailed praise of the new show came from astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who wrote: “Congratulations to @TrevorNoah tonight. @TheDailyShow’s new opening credits now show Earth rotating in the correct direction.”

Others called Noah “fantastic,” “awesome” and another called it “the best opening shows of any host. He seemed so at ease and in his element.”

“This is surreal for me. I’m not gonna lie,” Noah began his new desk job at the helm of the Comedy Central show. “Growing up in the dusty streets of South Africa, I never dreamed that I’d one day have — well two things really — an indoor toilet, and a job as host of ‘The Daily Show.’ And now I have both, and I’m quite comfortable with one of them.”

He also joked about taking the job from stateside-born candidates: “Once more, a job Americans rejected is now being done by an immigrant,” he cracked.

Noah was joined by first guest Kevin Hart, but all eyes were on him.