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By Daniella Silva

Trevor Noah, the South African comedian tapped to succeed Jon Stewart as host of "The Daily Show," will officially begin his duties on September 28, Comedy Central announced Thursday.

A video on Comedy Central's website featured the new host "getting comfortable in Jon's chair."

Noah, 31, landed the hosting gig in March. He was first hired as an on-air contributor in December, and he had appeared on the show just three times before the network announced he would become its anchor.

Stewart, who has anchored the show since 1999, has said his final appearance on the satirical news program would be on August 6.

Less than a day after Comedy Central announced Noah's new role, he was criticized for old Twitter posts — some of which were interpreted as anti-Semitic or misogynistic.

Noah responded, saying his critics shouldn't judge him based on a few tweets alone.

Comedy Central stood by Noah, saying in a statement: "Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included."