Trevor Noah steps down as host of The Daily Show after 7 years.
The South African-born comedian announced on Thursday, 29th of September, during a taping of the long-running Comedy Central show.
“I realized that after the seven years, my time is up, he said, but in the most beautiful way, honestly.”
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“I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly s–ty on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.”
Trevor Noah says he spent two years at home, running all shows from his comfort zone. He claims to miss exploring countries, putting out comedy shows and learning other languages.
“We’ll figure out the timings and the whens. We’ll still be here for the time being,” he said. “But all I can say is thank you very much. You’ve truly made this one of the best experiences of my life,” he added.
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— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 30, 2022
“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 next steps,” Comedy Central said in a statement.
The Daily Show was previously hosted by Craig Kilborn from 1996 to 1998 and Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2015. Noah took over the show in 2015.
Speaking about what’s next for Trevor, we know it’s not clearly stated by him, but he’s announced a 12-live comedy show which will take place in South Africa, from 2022 to 2023.