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Trevor Noah Says His Farewell to ‘The Daily Show’

Trevor Noah

After an incredible seven years of laughter, Trevor Noah said goodbye to The Daily Show this week. His influence on the show is long lasting and will surely be missed by millions of people around the world.

On Thursday night, the curtain closed on a late-night host’s nearly decade-long journey with the Comedy Central series. Noah left with mixed emotions at the end of this remarkable chapter.

“I am so grateful,” Noah shared with the live crowd. 

“I remember when we started the show, we couldn’t get enough people to fill an audience,” he stated. “No, I always think it’s good; that’s how comedy is good enough.” 

He also added that he never takes audiences for granted in his shows.

Noah expressed his sincere gratitude to viewers at home and those who shared the clip, as well as critics who may not have had such kind words.

“Even the people who hate-watched — we still got the ratings, thank you. I’m eternally grateful to you,” he jested.

In an emotional and uplifting farewell, he honored the incredible Black women who have been an inspirational force in his life.

“I’ve often been credited with having these grand ideas — people are like, ‘Oh Trevor, you’re so smart’ — and I’m like, ‘Who do you think teaches me? Who do you think has shaped me, nourished me, informed me,’ you know?”

Noah credits much of his success to the support and influence of three important women in his life: his mother, grandmother, and aunt.

“I always tell people, if you truly want to learn about America, talk to Black women because unlike everybody else, Black women can’t afford to f— around and find out,” he stated. 

Laughing, Noah concluded his message by saying, “This has been an honor. Thank you.”

Lineup for The Daily Show 

In 2015, Noah played the role of beloved host John Stewart on The Daily Show. This year he will retire in September after a great year at the top.

On Tuesday, January 17th, the beloved award-winning late-night show is back with its classic lineup of comedic talent as well as some surprise star hosts.

A star-studded lineup of renowned comedians, including Al Franken, Chelsea Handler and others, have been confirmed to host the Daily Show alongside its regular cast. However, the show remains tightlipped with any other details – such as who will take over Trevor Noah’s permanent role on the show.

Additionally, D. L. Hughley, Leslie Jones, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, Kal Penn, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and Marlon Wayans are all set to return. 

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The Beginning

Noah has achieved remarkable success in his career, winning a Primetime Emmy Award amongst eleven nominations. Awards committees noted his accomplishments across the board. 

Furthermore, the industry widely recognized his immense contributions to the media landscape.  

In 2017 and 2018, The Hollywood Reporter named him one of “The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media.” Moreover, Time magazine labeled him as one of the most influential in 2018.

Noah kicked off his career in 2002, rising to stardom in South Africa as a television host with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and competing on the fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing. The show declared him a Runner-Up. He made quite an impression from his Johannesburg home base. 

In 2016, Trevor Noah released his acclaimed autobiography Born a Crime

In 2021 and 2022, he was the emcee at two of music’s biggest nights: The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards and its follow-up 64th edition. He also hosted one of Washington D.C.’s most prestigious events – the White House Correspondents Dinner. 

Noah Gained Traction

In 2002, Noah leaped into the entertainment world with his small-screen debut on the South African soap opera Isidingo. His journey continued as he hosted and helmed his own radio show, aptly named Noah’s Ark, which aired via YFM – one of Gauteng’s most popular youth stations.

After a fruitful career in radio and acting, he decided to focus on comedy. He has since taken the stage alongside some of the biggest names from South Africa – David Kau, Kagiso Lediga and more – as well as international comedians such as Paul Rodriguez, Carl Barron and Dan Ilic. 

Meanwhile, 2007 saw him opening for American comedian Gabriel Iglesias. And in 2008, he did likewise at shows headlined by Canadian comic Russell Peters during his visit to SA.

Noah captivated South African audiences by hosting two exciting television shows. 

In 2004, Noah began his career in TV education with Run the Adventure, an informative program for SABC 2. 

Then he took on a brand new challenge – celebrity gossip. 2007 saw him take charge as presenter of The Real Goboza, and shortly after that sport was added to his repertoire, with Siyadlala airing later that same year.

In 2008, Noah took the dating world by storm as co-host of The Amazing Date – a fun and adrenaline-packed gameshow. 

In 2009 he made waves again when he hosted SA’s 3rd Annual Film & Television Awards alongside Eugene Khoza on Sweet Life. And in this electrifying series, contestants pushed boundaries to win it all.

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