Trevor Noah is Leaving ‘The Daily Show’ After 7 Years
Trevor Noah is Leaving ‘The Daily Show’ After 7 Years

Comedian Trevor Noah said on Thursday that his “time is up” as host of The Daily Show and that he would be leaving the Comedy Central program. In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, Noah said that the seven years he’d spent anchoring the show had been “absolutely amazing.” The South African comedian took over Jon Stewart’s role behind the desk when Stewart left the show in 2015.

Noah communicates appreciation to his team, the companies who supported the show, and his co-workers, adding fellow comedians Roy Wood Jr. and Ronny Chieng.

He added that he loved anchoring the show, which he defined as one of his “greatest challenges” and “greatest joys.”He said I have loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh, even when the stories are particularly shitty, even on the worst days. “You know, we have laughed together, we’ve cried together.”

 Noah added. “I want to say thank you to you, to you who watched this,” “Because, man, 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 you know, I was handed the keys.” On his reason for leaving the show, Noah hinted that he had spent “two years” in his apartment during the COVID-19 pandemic and “not on the road.”

“And when I got back out there, I realized there’s another part of my life out there that I want to carry on exploring. I miss learning other languages,” Noah said. “I miss going to other countries and putting on shows.”Noah did not say when his last appearance as the show’s host would be.

He joked.”Don’t worry, I’m not disappearing. If I owe you money, I’ll still pay you,”

In a statement to Insider, Comedy Central said it had been working with Noah “for a long time to figure out how he can maintain the demanding schedule.” The network said there was “no timetable” for Noah’s departure and that it was “working together on next steps” with the host.

“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,” said the Comedy Central spokesperson.

Representatives for Noah did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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