Trevor Noah to resign as host of ‘The Daily Show’ after seven years

The Daily Show presenter Trevor Noah, a comedian, has announced his resignation. Although Noah expressed his thanks for the experience, he said that there was still another aspect of his life that he wanted to continue exploring.

At the conclusion of his show on September 29, Noah made the surprise, drawing shocked gasps from the studio audience. He expressed gratitude to the cast and the show’s devoted viewers for an “amazing seven years.”

“I remember when we first started… so many people didn’t believed in us. It was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African.” he said

“I just [find] myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected,” he added.

Since taking over from Jon Stewart in 2015, the 38-year-old has hosted the satirical news programme.

He stated that the precise timeframe of his departure will be revealed later and that, in the meanwhile, he would continue to serve as host.

Before migrating to the US in 2011, Noah started his career in his native South Africa, where he produced a number of stand-up specials and hosted a late-night chat show.

When he was chosen to take over the Daily Show on the Comedy Central network, he was still relatively unknown, but he has since gained international fame and won multiple television prizes.

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“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,” he said.

“I realised there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring. 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. All I can say is thank you very much.”

Source: News Agencies

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