Comedian Trevor Noah has announced he is standing down as host of The Daily Show revealing that he wants to dedicate more time to standup comedy.
He said -“ I realised that there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring.”
The 38 year old south African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host stands down as host of the The Daily show, an American satirical news show the daily show a job he has held for the past 7 years on comedy central.
The comedian, moved to the United States in 2011 and in 2015 after the exit of longtime host Jon Stewart took over the reins of the daily show.
He quickly established himself with his own brand, suited for an era where online influence was often greater than that of content on cable television.
At his very last show Trevor thanked the show’s crew and loyal fans for an “amazing seven years”, adding:
“It’s been wild, truly wild”.
“I remember when we first started… so many people didn’t believed in us,” he said.
“[Appointing me as host] 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.”
“We have laughed together, we have cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time,” he said.