AceShowbiz - Trevor Noah is bidding his farewell. On Thursday, September 29, the TV personality shockingly announced that he's leaving "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" after seven years hosting the Comedy Central series.
In a new video, Trevor, who took over the job from Jon Stewart in 2015, shared, "It's been absolutely amazing. It's something that I never expected." He added, "And I found myself thinking throughout the time, everything we've gone through, Trump presidency, the pandemic, the journey, more pandemic.”
He continued, "And I realized that 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 joy. I love trying to figure out how to make people laugh, even when the stories are particularly s**tty on the worst days. We've laughed together, we've cried together, but after seven years I feel like it's time."
Trevor told the viewers, "I want to say thank you to you...because man, I never dreamed that I would be here. I sort of felt like Charlie in 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. I couldn't have done it without you, and I wouldn't have wanted to without you."
The comedian further revealed that for the time being he will continue to host the Emmy-nominated show as an official ending date for his tenure has yet to be set. "We'll figure out the timing and the when. We'll still be here for the time being, but all I can say is thank you very much," he concluded.
Following Trevor's exit announcement, Paramount said in a statement, "We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years. With no timetable for his departure, we're working together on next steps." The statement continued, "As we look ahead, we're excited for the next chapter in the 25+ year history of 'The Daily Show' as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them."