Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show after seven years as host
Noah told the audience “I realized after the seven years, my 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. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly shitty on the worst days.”
He did not specify a timeline for how soon he would leave
Noah quipped “I’m not disappearing — don’t worry. If I owe you money, I’ll still pay you,”
Noah’s star has continued to rise since starting on The Daily Show, which initially featured host Craig Kilborn when co-creators Madeleine Smithberg and Lizz Winstead launched the show in 1996
He marked his second consecutive appearance as host of the Grammy Awards.
In a 2019 THR cover story, Noah identified election night, 2016, and what he called “Hurricane Trump” as the moment that he felt he came into his own, and stopped feeling like Stewart’s replacement.
He is also a best-selling author
Noah, the youngest of the late night hosts at just 38