Comedian Trevor Noah to leave The Daily Show after seven years

Comedian Trevor Noah to leave The Daily Show after seven years

Noah said he was going to leave the programme because he wanted to dedicate more time to stand-up comedy.
30 Sep, 2022

Comedian Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, said he was going to leave the programme after hosting it for seven years, indicating he wanted to dedicate more time to stand-up comedy.

The 38-year-old comedian — who moved to the United States in 2011 and was born in Johannesburg, South Africa — had big shoes to fill when he took over in 2015 after the exit of long-time host Jon Stewart.

He quickly established himself with his own brand, suited for an era where online influence was often greater than that of content on cable.

His reign on The Daily Show required him to delicately cover some crucial moments in American history, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2021 attacks on the US Capitol.

“I spent two years in my apartment [during Covid-19], not on the road. Stand-up was done, and when I got back out there again, I realised that there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring,” Noah told his studio audience late on Thursday. The Daily Show posted a clip of Noah’s remarks on social media.

“We have laughed together, we have cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time,” Noah said.

He ended his remarks by thanking his viewers as his studio audience stood up to applaud him.

Noah, who roasted US politicians and the media at the White House Correspondents Association dinner in April, did not mention his exact departure date in his remarks on Thursday. It was not known who would succeed him.

The key to addressing current affairs through a comedic lens lies in a comedian’s intention, Noah said in a 2016 interview with Reuters, adding that he learns from his mistakes.

“I don’t think I would ever have been ready, but that’s when you must do it, you will not be ready,” the comedian told Reuters in the context of having succeeded his legendary predecessor.


M. Emad Sep 30, 2022 10:49am
Comedian Trevor Noah make fun of Pakistan.
Nasir Jan Sep 30, 2022 11:36am
@M. Emad - Everyone makes fun of Pakistan !
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Sep 30, 2022 01:05pm
To every rise, there is a fall and for every Noah, there is an arc.
Jo Original Sep 30, 2022 01:22pm
Why is this a story in Pakistan!
Fastrack Sep 30, 2022 04:20pm
He has finally been fired for making fun of the great noble kindhearted leader Imran Khan
Ehsan Sep 30, 2022 06:39pm
Very intelligent and funny guy
NYS Sep 30, 2022 09:14pm