Twitter users are accusing Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart's successor, of antisemitism for comments made about Jews in tweets dating back to 2009.
The South African comedian, who is little-known in the United States, rocketed to national fame on Monday after he was named the new host of The Daily Show.
But the excitement and curiosity was tinged by a slew of people calling on the 31-year-old - who is a quarter Jewish - to apologize for 'offensive' comments.
In May last year, Noah, a contributor to The Daily Show, tweeted: 'Behind every successful Rap Billionaire is a double as rich Jewish man. #BeatsByDreidel.'