Trevor Noah announces he's leaving The Daily Show

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Trevor Noah announces he's leaving The Daily Show

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Comedian Trevor Noah has announced he's leaving Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

The South African comedian, political commentator and television host has worked at the late night-talk show and satirical news programme for seven years.

However, on the week of his seventh anniversary, on Thursday, 29 September, the 38-year-old revealed he feels his 'time is up'.

See Noah's reflection on his time on The Daily Show here:


In a video posted to Twitter on The Daily Show's account, Noah reflected on his 'overwhelming' feeling of gratitude to have worked on the programme since 2015, having taken over from Jon Stewart.

He continued: "There's so many people who make this thing come together. And I want to say thank you to the audience for an amazing seven years. It's been wild.

"I remember when we first started. So many people didn't believe in us. It was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice. [...] And what a journey that it's been.

"Every single one of you who comes to support us, everyone who watches every day [...] I found myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It's been absolutely amazing and it's been something I never expected."

'The Daily Show' is an an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning programme. Credit: Sipa US/ Alamy Stock Photo
'The Daily Show' is an an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning programme. Credit: Sipa US/ Alamy Stock Photo

Noah noted his 'time is up' but in the 'most beautiful way'.

He explained how he's 'loved hosting the show' and that it's been 'one of [his] greatest challenges' as well as 'one of [his] greatest joys'.

"We've laughed together, we've cried together. But after seven years I feel like it's time," Noah added.

While he didn't say why he's chosen this moment to leave the show, Noah noted that there's 'another part of [his] life that [he] want[s] to continue exploring'.

"I miss learning other languages, I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. Just being everywhere and doing everything," he said.

Noah concluded: "I've never been good at goodbyes. Don't worry I'm not just disappearing.

"[...] I'm really grateful to a network who believed in this random comedian on this side of the world.

"[...] The point is, I want to say thank you. To you who watch this, and to you who come here and sometimes do both. Because man, I never dreamed that I would be here. [...] I couldn't have done it without you and I wouldn't have wanted to do it without you."

In a statement to Variety, Comedy Central said: "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+ 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."

UNILAD has contacted Comedy Central for comment.

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Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, US News, World News, Celebrity

Poppy Bilderbeck
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