South African comedian, Trevor Noah is leaving his gig on Comedy Central, after seven years.
The comedian made the announcement Thursday, telling the audience his 7-year tenure is coming to an end. And he made the announcement on his 7th-year anniversary.
Noah said he had a feeling of “gratitude” and thanked the audience. “It’s been wild,” he said.
“I remember when we first started, so many people thought it was a crazy bet, I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African,” he said. “What a journey’s it’s been. It’s been absolutely amazing.”
He pointed to all the things that he has gone through the Trump presidency, the pandemic. “After the seven years, my time is up,” he said. “In the most beautiful way. I’ve loved hosting this show.”
He added that he’ll figure out the timing and will continue hosting the show for the “time being”.
“We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years,” said a Comedy Central spokesperson.
“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-plus-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.”
According to the report by TMZ, Comedy Central source revealed that the decision by the comedian has to do with his schedule, which is hardcore crazy and it’s just too much of a grind for him to do a daily show.
TMZ also reported that it’s unclear when Trevor will leave the show, but Comedy Central source says Trevor and the CC team are working together on “a timeline for his departure.”
Trevor Noah has hosted “The Daily Show” since 2015, taking over for longtime host Jon Stewart on the satirical news program.
During his time as host, Trevor won a Primetime Emmy Award ,and was nominated for a bunch of other awards.
In 2017, Trevor extended his contract with Comedy Central through 2022 and now he’s leaving altogether.
It will be interesting to see who Comedy Central tabs as the next ‘Daily Show’ host, but one thing is for sure, they will have some big shoes to fill.
Trevor’s sure to have other opportunities, he’s also hosted the Grammy Awards and the White House Correspondents Dinner, appeared in movies and produced a ton of content.