In from Ahmed Boulor . . .
Popular South African comedian Trevor Noah is said to be recuperating fast after undergoing an emergency surgery to remove his appendix.
Comedy Central cancelled Wednesday’s live show and aired a repeat, but said “the procedure went well” and Noah was “currently recuperating from surgery”.
“We expect he and the show will be back with an original episode tomorrow,” said a statement on Twitter.
Trevor Noah, who took over as host of The Daily Show in September replaced Jon Stewart, who stepped down after 16 years.
Noah, the son of a black South African woman and a white Swiss man, comes from South Africa’s biggest township of Soweto.
He is a popular comedy star in his home country largely due to his humour cutting across the racial divide.
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