Trevor Noah announced today that he is leaving The Daily Show after 7 years.
Noah took 5 minutes at the end of today’s show taping (to air later this evening) to reveal his decision and show gratitude for the show’s staff, fans, and the people at Paramount who have supported him stating, “After seven years, my time is up. In the most beautiful way. I’ve loved hosting this show.”
Noah stated that part of his decision to leave came from getting back on the road to perform stand-up after 2 years of home COVID-induced lockdown. It made him realize that there was an entire part of his life that he intended to explore more of. So while we’re losing him on TV for now, it appears we’ll see plenty of him on the road.
Noah gave no timeline about his departure which probably means he’ll at least stay in The Daily Show chair through the rest of the year as the brass at Comedy Central looks for his replacement. We’re sure more details will be revealed in the weeks to come.
Comedy Central confirmed the news with a statement, “We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years. With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on next steps,” the network said in a statement. “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.”
Update: Noah and Comedy Central announced that December 8th will be Noah’s final day.