Comedian, Trevor Noah quits ‘The Daily Show’ after seven years
South African comedian, Trevor Noah has resigned as host of the popular American show, ‘The Daily Show’.
The 38-year-old comedian who took over from longtime host Jon Stewart in 2015, announced his resignation on Thursday night after hosting the show for seven years.
His reign on The Daily Show on Comedy Central required him to delicately cover some crucial moments in American history, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2021 attacks on the US Capitol.
“I spent two years in my apartment [during Covid], not on the road,” Noah told his studio audience late on Thursday. “Standup was done, and when I got back out there again, I realised that there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring.”
The Daily Show shared a clip of Noah’s remarks on social media.
“We have laughed together, we have cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time,” he said.
Noah concluded his remarks by thanking his viewers as his studio audience stood up to applaud him.