Who is replacing Trevor Noah on The Daily Show?

Last Modified Dec 12, 2022 09:38 GMT
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The Daily Show will feature weekly hosts till the fall of 2023, followed by the eventual replacement of Trevor Noah.

After Noah's final show on December 8, Comedy Central executives will have an "all-star list," according to a report by Vulture published on December 6. Leslie Jones, a former cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL), will begin serving as one of the temporary hosts on January 17.

The other hosts on the list include actors Chelsea Handler, Wanda Sykes, and other stand-up comedians. D.L. Hughley, John Leguizamo, Kal Penn, Marlon Wayans and

Hasan Minhaj, a fan favorite and former Daily Show regular, who had a successful Netflix series called Patriot Act with a similar format to The Daily Show but with a more in-depth examination of the contemporary political landscape.

Roy Wood Jr. and Dulcé Sloan, current correspondents and contributors, will also serve as guest hosts. Jen Flanz, the executive producer, claims that this is the "first time" they have ever allowed "outsiders" to guest host. The Daily Show with a lead is expected to debut in September 2023, but the show's producers aren't in a rush to find a replacement. The hosts on the guest list, however, shouldn't be thought of as a screening for Noah's eventual replacement.

Who is Trevor Noah?

South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984. He is the host of "The Daily Show," a comedy news show on Comedy Central that airs late at night in the United States. Noah has received several honors, including a Primetime Emmy Award, from 11 nominations.

In 2017 and 2018, The Hollywood Reporter named him one of "The 35 Most Powerful People in New York media." He was listed among the top 100 influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018.

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Noah started his career in South Africa in 2002. He held several hosting positions with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and in 2008, he finished second in the fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing in South Africa. He created and hosted the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which aired on M-Net and DStv from 2010 to 2011.

The Daily Show's Senior International Correspondent since 2014, Noah took over for longtime host Jon Stewart in 2015. Noah’s autobiographical book “Born a Crime” was released in 2016. He presided over the 2021 and 2022 editions of the 64th Annual Grammy Awards as well as the 2022 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

How was Trevor Noah’s tenure on The Daily Show?

The Daily Show’s host change from Jon Stewart to Trevor Noah was announced on March 30, 2015. Soon after this announcement, it came to light that Chris Rock, Louis C.K., Amy Poehler, and Amy Schumer were all candidates. On September 28, 2015, the comedian Kevin Hart appeared on his debut show. The Nick at Nite block on Nickelodeon, Spike, MTV, MTV2, mtvU, VH1, VH1 Classic, BET, Centric, CMT, TV Land, Logo TV, and the NickMom block on Nick Jr. all simultaneously aired Noah's premiere episode.

Trevor Noah's contract as host of The Daily Show was extended by Comedy Central for an additional five years, ending in 2022. At the beginning of Noah's tenure, ratings fell by about 37%. Since then, they have steadily increased, but in 2020, they will once again drop to the lowest levels in 15 years.

During a taping of the show on September 29, 2022, Noah made the decision to resign as host of The Daily Show in order to concentrate on his stand-up career and touring. The continuation of the show on Comedy Central after Noah departs was announced on October 2, 2022. Noah's final episode would air on December 8.

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Why did Trevor Noah leave The Daily Show?

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Noah expressed his opinion that events should not drag on. "Maybe this comes with not being raised in America, but I believe that everything should end. "A lot of American businesses and American media are just like, "Keep it going as long as possible," but I think it’s healthy for things to end when they’re still in a good place. "I want to leave before I’m burnt out because there are many other things I’d like to do," the stand-up comedian told the publication.

After Noah's final show was broadcast on December 8, Vulture reported that Comedy Central executives had a full, star-studded list of potential weekly hosts through the fall of 2023. Leslie Jones, a previous cast member of Saturday Night Live, will serve as the host in the near future.


Q. Is The Daily Show changing its main concept?

A. Up until the fall of 2023, the traditional model of having a single host will be temporarily replaced by weekly hosts.

Q. Who will be the immediate host of The Daily Show?

A. With the all-star list, The Daily Show's immediate host choice is still up in the air.

Q. How long was Trevor Noah’s tenure on The Daily Show?

A. Trevor Noah had a seven year tenure, from 2015 to 2022, after succeeding Jon Stewart.