Comedian Trevor Noah bows out as Daily Show host

Seven years after taking over as host of The Daily Show, South African television personality Trevor Noah has announced his resignation.

Trevor Noah

Many of his audience members gasped in shock when Noah revealed this at the conclusion of his performance on Thursday night.

The Son of Patricia comedian extended his gratitude to his team, staff, and audience for their support, particularly early in the show when he was still relatively unknown.

He said, “I remember when we first started, so many people didn’t believe in us. It 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.

“I realise that after 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. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.”

The Emmy winner also expressed gratitude to Comedy Central for giving him a chance and said he has other areas of his life he wants to “carry on exploring.”

Trevor said, “I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. I miss just being everywhere and doing everything.

“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.”

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