- At a late September taping of the show in New York, Noah, who emerged to take over the programme from Jon Stewart in 2015, announced his exit plans to the audience.
- Noah’s farewell episode will air on December 8, Comedy Central announced on Wednesday (October 12).
- The network revealed that the Daily Show would resume on January 17 of the next year. However, no new host has been announced yet.
After seven years as the host of the Comedy Central programme, the 38-year-old comic declared in a video statement posted on Twitter last month that his “time is up.” He added,” It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected I found myself thinking throughout the time of everything we’ve gone through.”
“After the seven years, my time is up”— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 30, 2022
“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah has announced he will step away from the anchor desk.https://t.co/KzLVfI7qX4
In a press statement, Chris McCarthy, President & CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios, said,” Trevor is an incredible talent who has left an indelible mark on The Daily Show, and we’re grateful for his creative partnership over the past seven years.”
In its response, Noah said,” Chris has been an amazing leader and partner who has helped me realize my dream of working not just in front of the camera but also behind the scenes, producing content which now airs across the Paramount family.”
Comedy Central disclosed that starting December 5, The Daily Show will take a “celebratory look back” at Noah’s most remarkable achievements as a host, in addition to announcing Noah’s departure date. In addition, it announced that Noah’s farewell episode would air on December 8. The network also hinted at The Daily Show’s comeback on January 17 of the following year. But there was no mention of a new host.
In addition to welcoming numerous musical guests to the show, including Vince Staples, Japanese Breakfast, Solange, Margo Price, and others, Noah hosted the Grammy Awards for the Daily Show for two years in a row.
Noah said that the remainder of Noah’s life may involve more standup work.
“I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road, and when I got back out there, I realised there’s another part of my life out there that I want to carry on exploring,” he said.
“I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows.”
“I’ve loved hosting this show, and it’s been one of my greatest challenges and one of my greatest joys,” Noah said. “I’ve loved trying to find a way to make people laugh, even when the stories are particularly shitty, even on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together.”