Entertainment Post

Trevor Noah to Leave The Daily Show

Trevor Noah

The Daily Show will no longer be hosted by Trevor Noah.

After seven years of hosting the late-night show, Noah is now, on and on, ready to return to what he came to the industry for: stand-up comedy.

Noah broke the news on Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show. He started by recounting his seven-year journey as a host, which marks his 7th year this week. At the time, he guided the crowd through a few real unmatched moments: the Trump presidency, the pandemic, and the Mad About You reboot. 

“And then, I realized that after the seven years, my time is up,” Noah told the crowd – who were shocked. 

“But in the most beautiful way. Honestly. I’ve loved hosting the show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys. I have loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh, even when the stories are particularly s—ty on the worst days. 

“You know, we’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.” 

Noah was forced to take over for Jon Stewart after his former host left the show in 2015, having made The Daily Show from a fake news sketch show into a cultural landmark. At the time, comedian Noah, perhaps best known outside the United States, accepted the challenge.

“I’m really grateful to a network who believed in this random nobody knew on this side of the world,” Noah stated. 

“I never dreamed that I would be here. I sort of felt like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I came in for a tour of what the previous show was, and then the next thing I know, I was handed the keys.” 

Read also: Mikayla Nogueira, a TikToker, Received Criticism For Claiming Before That Being an Influencer is Difficult

What Noah Came to the Industry For

But two of his seven years as a host, talking to a screen in his home, reminded him of his love of not being home all the time, so it was a big challenge.

“I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road,” Noah elaborated. 

“You know, standup was done, and when I got back out there again, I realized there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring. I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. I miss just being everywhere, doing everything.” 

But do not fret, Noah assured the audience that he wouldn’t disappear so soon. 

“If I owe you money, I’ll still pay you,” he joked. He concluded his short message by expressing his gratitude to the audience: “We’ll still be here for the time being. But all I can say is, thank you very much.” 

Comedy Central said in a statement that there was no “timetable” for Noah’s exit. However, they’re “working on next steps.” 

“We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years,” the statement said. “With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on the 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.”

Read also: Katie Couric Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Photo: The South African

Opinions expressed by The Meta Magazine contributors are their own.