Baratunde Thurston To Lead Digital Team for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

(via Variety)

You didn’t think they were just going to have a new host and that be it, did you?

The exit of Jon Stewart from The Daily Show and the impending arrival of his successor Trevor Noah not only means someone new sitting at the chair, but the start of a new era.

With this new era of The Daily Show, Comedy Central has opted to bulk up the show’s digital presence by bringing on Baratunde Thurston, formerly of The Onion and CEO of Cultivated Wit, to produce original content online.

If you’ve ever seen the Comedy Hack Day he puts on around the country, you know that both Comedy Central and Baratunde have something good up their sleeve.