WASHINGTON: Comedy actor Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” said he will be leaving the show after seven years. Indicates that he wants to devote more time to stand-up comedy.
The 38-year-old comedian, who moved to the United States in 2011 and was born in Johannesburg. south africa There were big shoes to fill when he took over in 2015 after longtime host Jon Stewart retired.
He quickly established himself with his own brand. This is appropriate for an era where online influence tends to be greater than cable content.
His reign on The Daily Show prompted him to address key moments. in American history in detail, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2021 US Capitol attack.
“I spent two years in my apartment (during COVID-19), not on the road. stand up And when I’m back there again I realized that there was another part of my life that I wanted to explore further,” Noah told his studio audience.
The Daily Show posted a clip of Noah’s speech on social media. “We laughed together. we cry together but after seven years I felt it was time,” Noah said.
He ended his speech by thanking the audience as the studio audience stood and applauded him.
Noah, who bullied US politicians and the media at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in April, The exact departure date was not specified in his remarks on Thursday. No one knows who will succeed him.
Noah said in an interview with Reuters in 2016 that the key to dealing with the current situation through a comedy lens is the willingness of the comedian. and added that he learned from his mistakes.
“I don’t think I’m ready. But that’s when you have to. You will never be ready,” the comedian told Reuters in the context of his legendary ancestry.