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Trevor Noah has officially left The Daily Show. On December 8, the 38-year-old late-night host ended his stint on the show after seven years. “Honestly, most importantly, I am grateful to you. Every one of you,” Noah told the audience during his farewell episode. “For some, this is random, but a special shout out to black women. I’ve often been credited with these great ideas. People say, ‘Oh Trevor, you’re so smart.’ I say, “Who do you think is teaching me? Who do you think formed me, nurtured me and formed me?” From my mother, my grand[mom]my aunt, all these black women in my life but also in America.”
He continued, “I always tell people if you really want to learn about America, talk to black women because unlike everyone else, black women can’t afford to fuck around and find out. Black people understand how hard it is when things go bad, especially in America.”
In his parting thoughts, Noah shared some of the biggest lessons he learned from his time on The Daily Show. “Thinking about it, I realized that I’ve learned three main lessons in my time that I’ve had the privilege of hosting the show you’ve wonderfully watched. And the first lesson I learned took me a long time to realize: problems are real, but politics is just a made-up way to solve those problems. Never forget that,” he said.
Another lesson Noah learned: context is everything. He explained, “Never forget that context matters, and I will never forget how much context matters. I feel like we’re living in an age of limitless information right now, but we never seem to acknowledge the lack of context.” The third? Gratitude. “It taught me to be thankful. Grateful for everything I have that I don’t even realize I have,” he noted.
Though Noah has unsubscribed from The Daily Show, he already has big plans for the future. Following his exit announcement on the September 29 episode of his show, Noah stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk at length about his departure from The Daily Show.
“All is what I will do.”
“Why not?” Noah asked on Oct. 13 when Fallon questioned his decision to leave The Daily Show. “People ask you that question as if you’re bringing them bad news and I can understand that,” he added. “…I consider this a joyful thing. I’ve been through a crazy time; I have shared them with people who have been kind enough to share them with me. We’ve been through something, and what’s on the other side? I don’t take anything for granted anymore. I don’t think life is taken for granted. I don’t expect things to come to me. So I just say, ‘That’s it.
What Will Trevor Noah Do After The Daily Show?
When asked what he’s up to next, Noah explained, “Anything.” “I’m going to be taking drum lessons with Quest[love]’ he joked. “. . . I’m so excited to do everything. I haven’t traveled that much and have done stand up gigs around the world – I look forward to doing that. . . Produce, work behind the camera, work on different ideas. Return home and spend more family time in South Africa. All is what I will do.”
As for Noah’s immediate plans, he has a series of documentaries called “The Turning Point” to be released on MSNBC, all of which will shed light on hot topics in the US – including climate change, reproductive rights and the January 6 Capitol riots. Per meetingthe first episode of Noah’s documentaries, Shouting Down Midnight, premiered on October 23, followed by From Devil’s Breath – produced by Leonardo DiCaprio – and Split Screen, which aired on November 13 and 20. respectively.
On October 20, Noah announced another project this time a comedy special with Netflix titled “I Wish You Would,” which debuted on the streamer on November 22nd. The official trailer was released on November 16th and shows Noah poking fun at the way US Presidents speak.
And on November 14, the comedian announced social media his 28-city stand-up tour entitled “Off the Record,” beginning January 20 in Atlanta and concluding December 3, 2023 in San Francisco. By The Hollywood ReporterNoah will also take his tour overseas for international dates and locations that have not yet been announced.
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