Trevor Noah announces departure from “The Daily Show”

For the past seven years,  leftist comedian Trevor Noah has used his position on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” to advance a liberal narrative.

Yet as Fox News revealed this week, Noah’s tenure as host of the show has apparently drawn to a close. 

“After seven years my time is up”

Noah announced the change to a surprised audience on Thursday, saying, “I realized after seven years that my time is up.”

“But in the most beautiful way, honestly, I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges, it’s been one of my greatest joys,” he added.

“I loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly s—-y on the worst days, you know, we’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together, but after seven years, I feel like it’s time,” Noah continued.

Noah emphasized that he is “not disappearing” but added that “there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring.” He did not specify when his departure will happen.

“And I’m really grateful, you know, to a network who believed in this random comedian nobody knew on this side of the world,” the host added.

Noah went on to compare his taking over “The Daily Show” in late 2015 from previous host Jon Stewart with being “handed the keys” to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

Comedy Central is “grateful” to Noah

“But I couldn’t have done it without you and I wouldn’t have wanted to do it without you. And so we’ll figure out the timings … we’ll still be here for the time being. But all I can say is thank you very much,” he said before signing off.

A Comedy Central spokesperson provided a statement to Fox News Digital which said, “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.”

“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,” it concluded.