Trevor Noah says that he is leaving The Daily Show after 7 years as host. When taping “The Daily Show” on a Thursday night, Trevor Noah broke the news that he would be leaving as host. The monologue was released on social media by the network just before the show aired.
Over its 25-plus-year run, “The Daily Show” has had a number of hosts, including Jon Stewart, who took over from Noah and hosted for 16 years before stepping down.
In his opening remarks, Noah mentioned that he had been with the satirical news program for seven years.
After a night of reflection, Noah awoke with a sense of appreciation.
The comic acknowledged the contributions of both the crowd and his crew.
“There were those who didn’t have faith in us. Taking Noah on as Stewart’s replacement at Comedy Central “was a foolish bet to make,” he admitted. And I concluded that seven years was plenty of time to do my job.
With that, Noah affirmed, “Yeah, but honestly in the most beautiful way. It’s been a blast being the host of this program. This has been a really difficult task for me. One of life’s greatest pleasures for me. I’ve always enjoyed the challenge of “finding the funny in the s***tiest of stories,” as one friend put it.
Talk show presenter admitted to viewers that he misses stand-up comedy and wants to “keep on exploring” that side of his career. It’s been a while since I’ve studied a foreign language,” Noah reflected. To perform in front of foreign audiences is something I long for but have not done in a long time.
For the time being, Noah said, he would continue hosting the show until a replacement could be found. At the end of the show, he said that presenting it was “really one of the best moments of my life.”
Comedy Central expressed its appreciation to Trevor for their “great cooperation” over the past seven years by issuing the following statement. There is currently no set date for his departure, therefore we are planning our next actions together. We eagerly anticipate the next stage in the show’s 25-plus-year run as “The Daily Show” continues to “redefine society through sharp and funny social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world in which they live.”
Despite a decline in ratings, the network has announced that the long-running show will continue, albeit a replacement host has yet to be announced.
Variety said that Desi Lydic, Roy Wood Jr., Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, or Dulcé Sloan, all of whom have previously worked as correspondents on the show, could be brought on by Comedy Central to take over as host. It was suggested that Jordan Klepper and Charlamagne Tha God could also be contenders to replace current hosts on the network.