The new host of America's The Daily Show was admitted to a New York medical centre on Wednesday morning (04Nov15), prompting bosses at Comedy Central, the TV network behind the series, to cancel that evening's taping.

The South African funnyman is expected to return to the satirical news show on Thursday (05Nov15).

A statement issued by network officials via reads: "We're happy to report the procedure went well and he is currently recuperating from the surgery. As a result The Daily Show will air an encore tonight. We expect he and the show will be back with an original episode tomorrow."

Noah took over the reins of The Daily Show in September (15), succeeding longtime presenter Jon Stewart when he stepped down after 16 years in charge.