All good things come to an end. Trevor Noah will be leaving the daily program after hosting the late-night show for seven years.
“We are grateful to Trevor for our incredible partnership over the last seven years. With no timetable for his departure, we are working together on the next steps,” Comedy Central said in a statement to Variety on Thursday, September 29. “Looking ahead, we are excited for the next chapter in the more than 25-year history of the daily program as he continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.”
Noah revealed his exit plans to the audience during Thursday’s taping in New York City.
“It’s been seven years since we started The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. This week is our anniversary,” he told the crowd. in a video posted via the daily program Twitter. “And one of the primary feelings that I found myself experiencing… is a feeling of gratitude. The journey we’ve been on together has been a wild one. … There are so many people that make this come together. I want to say thank you for seven amazing years. It’s been really wild.”
He continued: “It has been absolutely amazing. It’s something I never expected. Everything we’ve been through: the Trump presidency, the pandemic. I realized after seven years that my time was up. But in the most beautiful way. I was delighted to present this program. It has been one of my biggest challenges. It has been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh when the stories are particularly raunchy, even on the worst of days. … But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.”
The South African native concluded his speech by promising he wasn’t “disappearing” and shared that he misses “learning other languages” and “going to other countries and putting on shows” before thanking the audience one last time for their loyalty over the years. years. .
Noah began his career with the daily program after working as an on-air correspondent for the show in 2014. Heh replaced former host John Stuart less than a year later. (Amy Schumer, chris rock, louis cc Y amy poehler everyone supposedly said no to the offer first.)
“I will say that the first two years were horrible, and it was horrible because I had taken over one of the most beloved institutions in the United States,” Noah revealed to Variety in July 2020. “And even though Jon Stewart had handed the reins over to me, it was essentially a year where people were telling me that I shouldn’t be doing the job and that I wasn’t worthy of being in that position. And I kept believing that. You walk into this new role and you’re doing a new job and most of the first year I was just trying to stay afloat.”
The comedian added that the beginning of his time on the show was mostly about “finding my footing” and “trying not to get canceled,” adding that it was something akin to learning “how to fly a plane while the plane is flying.” . ”
However, by taking the reins, Noah grew the series until it became the #1 late-night show in digital and social media podcast downloads, connecting with a new generation of viewers after donald trump He was elected President of the United States in 2016.
“Satire works best when it has goals,” Noah told The Los Angeles Times in July 2021. “Once Trump took office, the show immediately had its relationship with the White House. cast [was] an interesting relationship, like the one Harry Potter had with Voldemort.”
It’s unclear when the comedian will say goodbye for the last time or if Paramount Global has started looking for his replacement. However, the show works with a large group of “correspondents” on a regular basis, including desi lidico, roy wood jr., ronny chieng, Miguel Costa Y sweet sloan Who could be possible successors?