Comedian Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central for 7 years, has announced that he will be leaving the show. He wants to devote more time to his job as a comedian.
In a brief speech at the end of Thursday’s show, he said he’s been through a lot over the past seven years. With the pandemic, he also spent a lot of time at home, which contributed to his desire to quit hosting the show. When I got back into the studio, I realized there was another part of my life that I wanted to continue exploring,” said Trevor Noah.
We laughed together, we cried together. But after seven years, I feel it’s time to go, he added.
He ended by thanking the viewers as the studio audience stood to applaud him.
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— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 30, 2022
The 38-year-old, who was born in South Africa and moved to the United States in 2011, took over in 2015 from longtime show host Jon Stewart.
He quickly established himself with his own style and he adapted to an era where social networks are as important as television.
His reign at the Daily Show has seen him cover pivotal moments in American history, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2021 storming of the US Capitol.
Trevor Noah did not mention the exact date of his departure. We also don’t know who will succeed him.