Trevor Noah says he is not letting the pressure of replacing TV icon Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show make him nervous.
Noah is set to officially launch the revamped Comedy Central series on September 28, just shy of two months after Stewart bows out on August 6, reported Digital Spy.
Speaking about the promotion with fellow late-night host James Corden, Noah described his mood by referencing one of The Daily Show’s most popular segments.
"I’m still in the Moment of Zen," he joked. "I’m in a very chilled-out place right now. We’re between two waves.
There’s the wave of the announcement and the wave of the launch of the show."
His calm and cool exterior doesn’t meant that Noah ever dreamt of actually hosting "The Daily Show" before he was picked by Comedy Central.
"I’m a big fan of Jon Stewart. I’m a big fan of The Daily Show," he explained. "My dream was to go there and work with him for as long as possible. Then I got there and he was like, ‘Right, I’m going’.
"It was a shock for everybody. You hear all the names being thrown out. The Chris Rocks, the Amy Poehlers. You’re going, ‘This is amazing. What’s going to happen?’
"I was still going to be working on the show hopefully, and then they go, ‘What about you?’ Then you start thinking about it and you agree."
Comedy Central is currently using its app and website to pay a month-long tribute to Jon Stewart, leading up to his final show in August.
The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights on CBS in the US.