NEW YORK, October 10, 2014 – “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” is getting bigger and bester with the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” adding two new members to its roster with Hasan Minhaj beginning in November as a correspondent and Trevor Noah joining as a contributor in December.
Hasan Minhaj (@hasanminhaj) is a comedian, actor, and writer who was recently selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show and feature film with the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. The screenplay for his feature film “Paint the Town” is the adaptation of “Sakoon,” his autobiographical solo show based on his experiences as a first generation Indian-American. A featured storyteller for The Moth Mainstage Company, his work has garnered acclaim in film, online and television. Minhaj hosted the documentary special “Stand Up Planet” produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which aired on PBS, Pivot, KCET and Link TV, and his digital series “The Truth with Hasan Minhaj” has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker and The New York Times.
Minhaj (www.hasanminhaj.com) has been seen on a variety of television programs including the “Arrested Development” revival on Netflix, HBO’s “Getting On” and “@midnight” on Comedy Central and was recently profiled and performed in a segment on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.” He continues to tour the country as a stand-up and was featured as a “New Face” at the 2014 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. He is represented by Principato Young Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson.
South African comedian Trevor Noah (@TrevorNoah) has hosted numerous television shows in his native country, including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show. Noah had his U.S. television debut on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and has also appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show. His Showtime comedy special, “Trevor Noah: African American” premiered in 2013.
Noah (www.trevornoah.com) presented his one man show “The Racist” at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe in a sold out run that became the buzz of audiences and journalists and the same year was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film “You Laugh But It’s True” which tells the story of Trevor’s remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Noah has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” among others. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards and is currently featured on the cover of GQ South Africa. Noah is represented by LEG, CAA, and Morris Yorn.
Minhaj and Noah will join the talented roster of “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!” which includes Samantha Bee, Jordan Klepper, Jason Jones, Jessica Williams, Lewis Black, John Hodgman, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Kristen Schaal and Larry Wilmore, who will be leaving the show at the end of the year to launch “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore” in January.
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