Trevor Noah to leave The Daily Show after 7 years
Trevor Noah announced on Thursday that he will leave The Daily Show
The announcement came as the comedian was celebrating his seventh year as the host of the show
He has not confirmed a date of departure yet
Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, announced on Thursday that he will be leaving the show.
The announcement came at the end of Thursday's episode while he was delivering a special message to his fans on completing seven years as the host of The Daily Show.
"I realized after the seven years, my time is up, but in the most beautiful way," he told the audience, adding, “I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys."
The 38-year-old comedian took over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart in 2015, and has been hosting it for the last seven years.
Trevor recalled that he was not a popular stand-up comedian when CBS trusted him with The Daily Show.
In 2017, with Noah as the host, The Daily Show won an Emmy in the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series category.
Remembering how the show helped him get his first apartment, he said, "I spent two years in my apartment and not on the road."
"When I was back out there again I realised there was another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring. I missed learning other languages, traveling to other countries, and putting up shows. "
The comedian, however, said that he is not leaving immediately. He will possibly announce the date of departure in the next few weeks.
Earlier, Noah was spotted with English singer Dua Lipa on the streets of New York. Paparazzi clicked the duo at dinner in the Jamaican restaurant Miss Lilly. They were also pictured kissing in the city's East Village neighbourhood.