Trevor Noah, who started on The Day by day Present as a recurring contributor in 2014 and was elevated to host, taking on from Jon Stewart in 2015, is leaving the sequence, a supply tells Decider.
The information was reportedly introduced earlier tonight to his viewers, and got here as a shock to workers. The announcement will most definitely air in tonight’s episode, which will likely be broadcast on Comedy Central at 11pm ET. Decider reached out to Comedy Central, and their mum or dad firm Paramount, who didn’t instantly reply for remark.
Initially, the South African comedian was seen as a controversial alternative for internet hosting the present, notably when outdated tweets resurfaced that gave the impression to be probably anti-semitic. Different outdated routines surfaced that spurred additional controversy due to derogatory jokes made about Aboriginal ladies. On prime of that (and maybe much less controversially), Noah introduced a special vibe to the proceedings than Stewart, who was lauded for not solely bringing comedy to information, however — usually to his chagrin — information to comedy followers.
In response to the change, rankings on the previous powerhouse dropped precipitously, and the relevance of the as soon as omnipresent Day by day Present appeared to fade. Nonetheless, over time, and notably through the pandemic, Noah started to type his personal viewpoint, and have become a trusted voice in his personal proper — maybe much less with comedy, and extra with biting, pointed takes that took the type of video op-eds.
Noah additionally helped spin off The Day by day Present with The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, that includes long-time corespondent and collaborator Jordan Klepper. Along with The Day by day Present, Noah has hosted the Grammys twice, and the White Home Correspondents Dinner in 2022.
He’s additionally reportedly courting Dua Lipa, however that doesn’t appear very related to this story.
With Noah’s contract with Comedy Central ending this yr, it seems like his time within the storied desk is over. What Noah will do subsequent, and who will choose up the baton that has traveled from Craig Kilborn, to Jon Stewart to Noah is TBD. Actually, it’s up within the air (with out additional phrase from Comedy Centra) whether or not the present will proceed in any respect — although it’s truthful to say that with greater than 3,662 episodes and over 26 years on the air, chances are high the Paramount-owned community will need to preserve it moving into some type.
We’ll replace this story with extra information when it’s offered.