Trevor Noah has extended his Daily Show contract through to 2022. Noah had very big shoes to fill when he took over as TDS host, following the 2015 departure of Jon Stewart. Stewart had been hosting the show since 1999, and had cemented himself as the most trusted name in “fake news.” It should be noted that the phrase “fake news” didn’t always have the negative connotation it has today, as Stewart simply used it to refer to TDS’ style of satirizing politics and the news media.

As one might expect, it took Noah quite awhile to make The Daily Show his own, and establish himself as a viable entrant ...

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