NEW YORK -- Trevor Noah, who was newly appointed as the host of "The Daily Show," is under fire for a series of tweets. The little-known comedian was named host of the show this week after only three on-air appearances in 2011.
On Tuesday, Noah tweeted: "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian."
Comedy Central also issued a statement standing by the comedian.
Noah will perform five shows May 1-3 at San Francisco's Cobb's Comedy Club.