On Thursday, Trevor Noah announced that he was stepping down as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central because his “time is up.”
Noah, a South African comedian who replaced Jon Stewart as the show’s host after Stewart’s departure in 2015, reflected on his seven years as host in a video shared on Twitter on Thursday.
Noah thanked his crew, the sponsors, and his colleagues like Roy Wood Jr. and Ronny Chieng.
He also said that presenting the event was one of his “biggest challenges” and “greatest joys.”
Even on the darkest days, he added, he enjoyed the challenge of “figuring out how to make people laugh.” We’ve had both joy and sorrow together, as you well know.
And to those who have watched this, “I want to say thank you, “Trevor Noah said. I came in for a tour of what the previous concert was like, and the next thing you know, I was handed the keys. It was like something out of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” and I couldn’t believe it when it happened to me.
Trevor Noah suggested that the COVID-19 pandemic, which he had covered on the show, was the real reason he was going. He said that he had spent “two years” in his apartment.
After returning to the world, Noah felt there was still more of himself he wanted to discover. “I miss studying other languages,” he explained. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to perform abroad.
No specific date for Noah’s final program as host was given.
Assuring those he owed money, he said, “Don’t worry, I’m not disappearing.
According to a statement provided to Insider by Comedy Central, the network has been working with Noah “for a long time to figure out how he can sustain the demanding schedule” and that there is “no date” for Noah’s departure.
A representative from Comedy Central said, “As we look ahead, we’re enthusiastic about the next chapter in the 25+ year history of The Daily Show as it continues to shape society via cutting and humorous social commentary, helping people make sense of the world.”