‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Has Emergency Appendectomy

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“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will have the night off as he recuperates from an emergency appendectomy, Comedy Central said Wednesday in a statement.

The comedian is expected to be back at his desk for an original episode to be broadcast Thursday evening, the Viacom-owned network said. Comedy Central will air a repeat program this evening.

“Trevor Noah underwent an emergency appendectomy early this morning. We’re happy to report the procedure went well and he is currently recuperating from the surgery,” the network said in the statement. “As a result, ‘The Daily Show’ will air an encore tonight. We expect he and the show will be back with an original episode tomorrow.”

Noah’s tenure on the program began September 28. Comedy Central has been touting him in ads that present him as the new face of a reliable institution. Comedy Central has aired “The Daily Show” since July 21, 1996.  Noah is the third host of the program, succeeding Jon Stewart, who ended a long tenure in August, and Craig Kilborn, who was the face of the series from July of 1996 to December of 1998.


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  1. Trevor I hope you drew a circle around the area, otherwise you might leave the hospital missing more than your injured organ. Yes opps! surgery is an epidemic here in the US. Get well and happy South African appendices day…

  2. CDS says:

    Some people will do anything to get out of work. Get well soon Trevor.

  3. Desmond says:

    get well Trevor !!

  4. Probably due to all the bile he hurled on the Republicans, especially Ben Carson last night.

    • percysowner says:

      Or possibly, like millions of other people, because he had appendicitis. (300,000 people annually), some of whom who are Republican.

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