Cape Town – South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, will depart from the popular American TV show on December 08, according to a statement released by Comedy Central.
This comes after Noah announced in September that he would be leaving the show. However, an official date was unknown until now.
“Trevor Noah will be departing The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Thursday, December 8th,” read the statement.
The American cable channel also said that it will fete Noah’s seven-year run with a look back at his greatest moments, leading up to his last day on the show.
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“During his seven year tenure as host, Noah has moved The Daily Show seamlessly from insightful, hilarious satire to serious, provocative conversations, meeting society’s moments of unrest and uncertainty with clarity and conviction,” said Comedy Central in praise of the South African comedian.
“Whether it was tackling presidential campaigns, police violence and systemic racism or navigating a global pandemic, he has entertained and enlightened audiences through his unique voice and perspective,” it added.
Chris McCarthy, President & CEO, Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios, paid tribute to Noah, highlighting the impact the South African had on the show.
“Trevor is an incredible talent who has left an indelible mark on The Daily Show and we’re grateful for his creative partnership over the past seven years,” McCarthy said.
“Chris (McCarthy) has been an amazing leader and partner who has helped me realize my dream of working not just in front of the camera, but also behind the scenes, producing content which now airs across the Paramount family,” said Noah. “I’m truly excited to see what the future holds.”
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Compiled by Junaid Benjamin