“The Daily Show” — the place where low-information voters get their news — is going to get a makeover soon as host Trevor Noah has announced he will be leaving the show.
Noah might be returning to a time when he was actually funny (i.e. pre-Daily Show, stand-up comedy days) after posting a video statement on Twitter on Thursday making the announcement.
“It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected,” Noah said. “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.”
Noah took over “The Daily Show” seven years ago — obviously — from former host Jon Stewart and made the Comedy Central staple even more hyper-partisan then it was before Noah’s arrival. Although, to be fair, in recent months, Noah has opened up to cracking a joke here and there about President Joe Biden as well as some measures taken during the pandemic.
The 38-year-old South African native has returned to the stand-up stage over the last year or two after the pandemic attempted to kill comedy among other things. And while he did the occasional stand-up special during his tenure at "The Daily Show," I can honestly say that I haven’t seen his act since watching his routine in the early 2010s.
For Noah’s full announcement, watch below:
A special message from Trevor Noah pic.twitter.com/lMM8ll51fu— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 30, 2022
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