Kevin Hart will be the first official guest on The Daily Show when it restarts later this month under new host Trevor Noah. Hart will sit down with Noah on September 28th; the new Daily Show’s first musical guest will be prolific folk-rocker Ryan Adams, who’s slated to appear on October 1st.
In a new interview with the New York Times, Noah once again addressed the controversial tweets that have dogged him since he was announced as John Stewart’s successor. Asked about his sometimes sensitive comedic subject matter, Noah replied:
To clean up your social media, what are you cleaning? When we hired the new correspondents at the show, they asked me, “Have we checked their social media?” I said, “This is a good exercise: You go through every single tweet and tell me what you think we should get rid of.” And people came back to me: “I don’t know, is this offensive? Is this not offensive? Is this bad?” Exactly. You do not know what may or may not offend somebody. People go, “Trevor, you should clean your tweets.” I go, I cleaned my life — I tried to grow as a human being. Someone goes, “Yeah, but you wrote this in 2009.” I go, well, thank God I didn’t write it in 2015. That to me is progress.
Other guests during Noah’s first week on the air will include Whitney Wolfe (founder and CEO of Bumble) and New Jersey Governor/Presidential Candidate Chris Christie.
Spotted at: Deadline