Yesterday Comedy Central told the world that the little known Trevor Noah was going to take over Jon Stewart’s role as host on The Daily Show. The news spread fast, and so did fans’ panic—who the hell is Trevor Noah?

But there's no need to worry about the legacy of the late night show because Noah has credentials to back up his new role. We delved into this dude’s past, his secrets, his successes and his stints on reality TV. It turns out Noah is a huge personality in South Africa, where he was born and raised. He’s done a number of stand-up routines and one-man shows based on his history under Apartheid. He’s no stranger to talking about race, politics, and culture. Clearly, he has Jon Stewart's stamp of approval.

Noah says that he received Stewart’s blessing. Now it’s time for him to get the world's acceptance. Here are 15 things you didn't know about the new host of The Daily Show.