Noah is moving on from the show after seven years.
For the past seven years, comedian Trevor Noah has served as the host of Comedy Central’s satirical news show, The Daily Show, filling the role after the departure of its original host, John Stewart. Noah has become a regular face in both the comedy and punditry scene thanks to his likeable performances and deliveries, but it seems that time is coming to a close.
In a video announcement posted to the official Daily Show Twitter, Noah announced his official retirement as the show’s host.
“It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected,” Noah said of his time with the show. “I found myself thinking throughout the time of everything we’ve gone through. The Trump presidency, the pandemic, just the journey, more pandemic and I realize that after the seven years, my time is up.”
“I want to say thank you to you, to you who watched this,” Noah said. “I never dreamed that I would be here. I sort of feel like ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ I came here for a tour of what the previous show was and then the next thing you know I was handed the keys.”
As for why he’s leaving, Noah said that he’s looking to get back into the traditional standup scene.
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— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 30, 2022
“I spent two years in my apartment, 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. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows,” Noah said.
“I’ve loved hosting this show, 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 s—–, even on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together.”
The precise date for Noah’s departure, as well as potential replacements, have not been shared.