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Trevor Noah gets a start date for "The Daily Show"

Trevor Noah will officially begin his tenure as host of "The Daily Show" on Sept. 28, Comedy Central announced Thursday.

The 31-year-old South African comedian will be stepping into the job held by Jon Stewart since 1999.

Trevor Noah in hot water over old tweets

The previously announced departure date for Stewart is Aug. 6. The parody newscast will then go on hiatus until the arrival of Noah, whose selection to take over was announced by the network in March.

Following the announcement of Noah as Stewart's successor, the incoming host came under fire for psat tweets with jokes targeting women and Jews. Comedy Central said it stood by him and Noah himself addressed the backlash on Twitter, saying, "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian."

Comedy Central also released a short video Thursday showing Noah testing out his new digs, only to be scared off by Stewart. Check it out below (Warning: Contains strong language):