'So proud to be S. African right now!' Twitter reacts to Daily Show takeover

Trevor Noah, 31, will replace Jon Stewart as the host of "The Daily Show."

(CNN)By now you've probably already heard the news: South African comedian Trevor Noah will take over from "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, who announced in February that he was leaving after 16 years.

Unsurprisingly, the news of Noah's appointment quickly sent Twitter into frenzy -- here's a look at some of the best tweets:
The word soon started spreading after the emergence of the first news reports:
    Noah took to Twitter soon afterward and was quick to praise his predecessor...:
    ... while The Daily Show touted the unique qualities of its new signing:
    Indeed, the gifted polyglot is a late night host like no other:
    The comedy community were quick to celebrate his achievement:
    People from South Africa, and other parts of the continent, rose up in praise: