Trevor Noah is leaving ‘The Daily Show’ after seven years of hosting
Viewers of ‘The Daily Show’ are heading onto their last laughs with host Trevor Noah. After seven years of taking over the show, the comedian is saying goodbye to the Comedy Central series. He hinted to the audience that his “time is up.”
Trevor Noah first set foot on the studios of ‘The Daily Show’ in 2015. He was checking out what the previous show was, and the next thing he knew, he was “handed the keys.” A fresh newcomer from South Africa, he replaced previous host Jon Stewart.
His reign on ‘The Daily Show’ transformed the series for the modern viewers who are more focused on social media than the TV networks. Noah disclosed his plans on Thursday night’s taping to a set audience. This is according to sources familiar with the situation.
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Noah said in a video, “It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected. I found myself thinking throughout the time of everything we’ve gone through. The Trump presidency, the pandemic, just the journey, more pandemic, and I realize that after the seven years, my time is up.”
He added, “I want to say thank you to you who watched this.” Noah also noted that hosting the comedy show was “one of my greatest challenges and one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to find a way to make people laugh. Even when the stories are particularly shitty, even on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together.”
Comedy Central confirmed Noah’s exit to Variety. However, it was unclear who would replace him and his exact exit date. In addition, the network hasn’t announced whether the Paramount Global network already has candidates for a new host.
Furthermore, Noah hadn’t revealed his next move yet. However, he poked interest in returning to stand-up. “I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road, and when I got back out there, I realized there’s another part of my life out there that I want to carry on exploring.” Noah continued, “I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows.”
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On the other hand, Comedy Central has appreciated Noah’s seven years of hosting the show. The network said, “We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years. With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on the next steps.”
The network continued, “As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25+ year history of ‘The Daily Show’ as it redefines culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.”
Variety also confirmed that there are a few possible host replacements on their list. Some of them are Roy Wood Jr., Desi Lydic, Michael Kosta, Ronny Chieng, Jordan Klepper, and Dulce Sloan. These hosts’ shows have positively impacted audiences in recent years.
Moreover, Noah’s work ethic can be seen in how the program has completely kept up with modern times. He worked hard to make the show his own. He devised new daily formats for the front and stayed with different social media influencers after work hours. Noah’s departure means that late night might feel incomplete.
While Noah has announced his nearing departure, he confirmed that he would still host the show for a bit longer. The comedian said, “Don’t worry, I’m not disappearing. If I owe you money, I’ll still pay you.”