Trevor Noah informs in special video message that he is leaving ‘The Daily Show’
This news comes seven years after the comic originally joined the Comedy Central show. In 2015, Noah replaced Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show.
On Thursday’s episode, filmed earlier that day, he broke the news (watch the video above). Regarding the end of Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal and James Corden’s confirmed departure from The Late Late Show in 2023, he is the most recent late-night host to quit.
It has been speculated that he has spent “a long time” consulting with the network in order to figure out how he can keep up with the rigorous daily routine.
Since Stewart’s departure, the show has been nominated for an Emmy every year, but it has never won. Instead, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has taken home the gold every time.
Noah expressed his “gratitude” to the crowd and expressed his appreciation. “It’s been wild,” he said.
“I remember when we first started, so many people thought it was a crazy bet, I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African,” he said. “What a journey’s it’s been. It’s been absolutely amazing.”
He listed all he had been through, from the Trump administration to the pandemic. He finally admitted that “my time is up” after the stipulated seven years. “In the most beautiful way. I’ve loved hosting this show.”
He continued hosting the show for the “time being” and said he will figure out the timing later.
“We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years,” said a Comedy Central spokesperson. “With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on next steps. As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25-plus-year history of The Daily Show as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.”