April 1, 2015 10:18 AM EDT

Trevor Noah hasn’t even stepped onto the job as the new host of The Daily Show yet, but thanks to some controversial old tweets, everyone already has an opinion about the comedian. But his new colleague, Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi, says the uproar is “much ado about nothing.”

“I trust Jon Stewart,” Mandvi told The Hollywood Reporter. “Jon seems to want him to take over, so I trust that. I think the only way we’re gonna know is once he does the job.”

He also has some advice for the new host: Take a hint from Jon Stewart and stay off social media. He recounted his boss telling him, “I don’t need to be on Twitter or Facebook because I’m on television four nights a week.”

Hopefully Noah will use those four nights a week wisely when he takes over the host seat.

 

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