© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Every day Present”, speaks through the annual White Home Correspondents Affiliation Dinner in Washington, U.S., April 30, 2022. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photograph
By Kanishka Singh
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Comic Trevor Noah, host of “The Every day Present” on Comedy Central, mentioned he was going to go away this system after internet hosting it for seven years, indicating he needed to dedicate extra time to stand-up comedy.
The 38-year-old comic – who moved to the US in 2011 and was born in Johannesburg, South Africa – had huge sneakers to fill when he took over in 2015 after the exit of longtime host Jon Stewart.
He rapidly established himself along with his personal model, fitted to an period the place on-line affect was typically better than that of content material on cable.
His reign on The Every day Present required him to delicately cowl some essential moments in American historical past, such because the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter motion and the 2021 assaults on the U.S. Capitol.
“I spent two years in my residence (throughout COVID-19), not on the street. Stand-up was accomplished, and once I acquired again on the market once more, I spotted that there is one other a part of my life that I wish to keep it up exploring,” Noah advised his studio viewers late on Thursday. The Every day Present posted a clip of Noah’s remarks on social media.
“We have now laughed collectively, we’ve got cried collectively. However after seven years, I really feel prefer it’s time,” Noah mentioned.
He ended his remarks by thanking his viewers as his studio viewers stood as much as applaud him.
Noah, who roasted U.S. politicians and the media on the White Home Correspondents Affiliation dinner in April, didn’t point out his actual departure date in his remarks on Thursday. It was not identified who would succeed him.
The important thing to addressing present affairs by way of a comedic lens lies in a comic’s intention, Noah mentioned in a 2016 interview with Reuters, including that he learns from his errors.
“I do not assume I might ever have been prepared, however that is when you need to do it, you’ll not be prepared,” the comic advised Reuters within the context of getting succeeded his legendary predecessor.