The news of Loyiso Mandinga's latest gig was confirmed by Comedy Central, the channel which airs the Daily Show, through a tweet saying "Mandinga will present local segments for Africa, reporting outside the United States for the African broadcast".
The South African-based correspondent's segments will air intermittently on Comedy Central across the continent with this regionally targeted report replacing some of the main edition's original content.
Loyiso was selected to join The Daily Show team for his award-winning comedy and conversation skills.
Madinga's career has taken off since his debut in 2012 at the Montecasino Teatro, where he shared the stage with worldwide acts such as Tom Segura.
"I am really excited to create a voice for local satire", he said, following the announcement.
Madinga has supported Noah on tour in South Africa and has represented his home country at the Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland and Busan Comedy Festival in Korea. He has written and performed on the two-time Emmy finalist satire show, Late Nite News with South African, Loyiso Gola, and also written and performed on the hit local sketch show, Bantu Hour.
Madinga is already suited
Describing the role that his compatriot will take on the Daily Show, Trevor Noah joked that the show is giving an opportunity to other countries besides the United States to show off their "stable geniuses".
"One of our key objectives as Viacom International Media Networks Africa is to provide a platform via our brands for great African talent and content".
The Daily Show is to make a new edition for Africa, with new segments inserted into the U.S. show to make it more relevant to local viewers.
This is a great move from Noah, we need more Africans to tell African stories on a global level.
The young comedian's first field report from the ANC elective conference will debut in Africa on Comedy Central on Thursday, January 11 at 9.30pm.