Leftist comedian Trevor Noah made headlines in 2015 when he took over hosting “The Daily Show.” Yet as Canada’s CBC reported, Noah just announced that his time on the program is drawing to an end.
“My time is up”
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“I realized after seven years that my time is up,” Noah said on Thursday as he spoke in front of a surprised studio audience.
The host stressed that he is “not disappearing” but explained how “there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring.”
Noah told viewers that he “loved hosting this show” and characterized his time on “The Daily Show” as being among his “greatest challenges” and “greatest joys.”
“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 has not given a date for his departure
“And I’m really grateful, you know, to a network who believed in this random comedian nobody knew on this side of the world,” he added.
The host also spoke of wishing to return to touring as a standup comedian, saying “I spent two years in my apartment [during COVID-19], not on the road.”
“Standup was done, and when I got back out there again, I realized that there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring,” Noah recalled.
“We have laughed together, we have cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time,” the host insisted. He did not provide an exact date for his departure.
A Comedy Central spokesperson was quoted as telling Fox News Digital, “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,” the spokesperson concluded.