Trevor Noah announced last month that he would be leaving The Daily Show. Noah, who has been hosting the Comedy Central program for seven years will appear for the farewell episode on December 8. The 38-year-old recently revealed his post-‘Daily Show’ plans.
The comedian appeared on the latest episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he spoke about his reasoning for leaving the show. He added that the pandemic forced him to reflect on his life and make the decision to do things differently.
Why not? People ask you this question as if you’re telling them bad news. I can understand that, but I think everybody has gone through a period of looking at their lives. We were in our apartments for two years, the world changed …I think, if you don’t look at your life and think about what you’d like to do differently, you haven’t experienced what we all experienced. And so I think [my exit] is a joyous thing.
Fallon then questioned Noah about the future and if he has any ideas for what to do next. “I’m so excited to do everything,” Noah replied. The comedian then went into detail explaining the things he missed out on during his seven-year tenure on the Comedy Central program,
I’m so excited to do everything. I didn’t get to travel as much, doing stand up around the world. I’m excited to — I used to go to a country and I would be there for weeks on end. I would learn parts of the language or learn about the culture. I’m gonna get back to doing that. Producing, you know, like just working behind the camera again, working on different ideas. You know, going back home spending more time with family in South Africa. Everything is what I’m going to be doing.
After Noah’s exit, The Daily Show will take a short holiday hiatus before returning with a new host in January next year. The new face is likely going to be Roy Wood Jr., who has been a correspondent on the show since 2015.
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