Trevor Noah Steps Down as Host of The Daily Show After Seven Years

South African born comedian Trevor Noah is stepping down as host of the award winning show The Daily Show… After 7 years of hosting the show.

Earlier this week, Trevor Noah announced that he has partnered with Savanna Cider for a comedy tour to be held in South Africa. He is set to do a comedy tour with 12 shows in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. 

And now this! 

Noah took over hosting the show from Jon Stewart back in 2015, catapulting him  to superstardom. Many people had no idea who he was, and as South Africans we were elated that he landed such an amazing opportunity. 

While he wasn’t popular back then, he worked his way and quickly became a fan favorite. 

The decision to step down from the Daily Show was announced on Thursday… Much to the shock of the show’s fans. 

Not much has been said about when the exact date for bowing out of the show is . . . This information will be announced at a later date. 

Trevor Noah is undoubtedly one of the best comedians in the world and he has expressed the desire to do more comedy shows. 

“I remember when we first started… so many people didn’t believed in us,” he said. “[Appointing me as host] was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African,”

“I just [find] myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected.”

“Time is up, but in the most beautiful way. I’ve loved hosting this show, it’s been one of my greatest challenges, it’s been one of my greatest joys. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time,” he said.

“I realised there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring. I miss learning other languages, I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. I miss just being everywhere and doing everything,” Trevor said in the show. 

“I’m really grateful to a network who believed in this random comedian nobody knew on this side of the world. I never dreamed that I would be here. I sort of felt like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I came in for a tour of what the previous show was, and then the next thing I know I was handed the keys.

“All I can say is thank you very much.”

What we know is, it is going to be very interesting for the person who is going to take over. They definitely have very big shoes to fill.



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