Trevor Noah was in an inconvenient place when he got the Daily Show news
Trevor Noah gives Jerry Seinfeld lessons on apartheid and how secretly funny Nelson Mandela was in the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee—and he also talks about what kind of obstacle he ran into when he found out he got the Daily Show job in March.
“I’m in Dubai. I’m literally driving in the middle of the night, and my phone rings and my manager says, ‘How would you like to be the host of The Daily Show?'” Noah says. “The worst thing is, you’re in Dubai, which is one of the hardest places to find a drink and then you go, ‘Let’s find a drink!'”
Noah starts his hosting gig Sept. 28, and has been preparing by following a noctural routine: He wakes up at 6 p.m. ahead of his 7 p.m. comedy show, goes grocery shopping at around 3 a.m., and then falls back asleep at 10 or 11 a.m. “You know what?” Seinfeld replies. “You’re going to do just fine.” Watch the whole episode here.