HOLLYWOOD – Following Jon Stewart’s departure and the controversy surrounding Trevor Noah, Comedy Central has decided that Andrew Dice Clay will be taking over the job of hosting The Daily Show.

Andrew Dice Clay was named as Jon Stewart’s replacement on The Daily Show by a spokesperson for Comedy Central:

Andrew Dice Clay is a safe pair of hands, a veteran comic who we fill will take The Daily Show which Jon Stewart has revolutionized and take it on to ever greater heights. The Diceman also appeals to an older demographic and so perhaps we can win over a new audience to the show.

What about Trevor Noah?

Trevor Noah is a wonderful comedian and will stay on the show, but in what capacity we’re not yet fully decided.

Did this have anything to do with the twitter controversy?

Absolutely. Not. No. Actually, maybe yes. In a strange way perhaps yes. You see when we read Trevor’s jokes about Jews and women, a light went on and we thought ‘huh!? what if we took the show in that direction?’ Of course, if we’re going to do salty humor and racial stereotyping then there’s no point going off at it half-cocked and Andrew Dice Clay immediately came into the mix, as the gay chef said to the restaurant critic who had given him a bad review of his cake… wait I’m not a comedian. You should probably leave that out.

The Daily Show returns with Andrew Dice Clay on Friday.