Comedian Trevor Noah is planning to leave after seven years as host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program.
He made the announcement on Thursday, via a video posted to the show’s Twitter account.
“My time is up,” the 38-year-old said.
“It’s been absolutely amazing. It’s something that I never expected,” he said of his experience hosting the show.
“I found myself thinking throughout the time of everything we’ve gone through. The Trump presidency, the pandemic, more pandemic and I realize that after the seven years, my time is up.”
The South African comedian said he missed travelling after the COVID-19 pandemic grounded him .
“I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road,” he said.
“I realized there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring.”
Correspondingly, former presenter Jon Stewart, who presided over the program for 16 years before departing in 2015, helped it become well-known.
Therefore, it came as a surprise to many when relatively unknown Noah was announced as Stewart’s replacement.
However, there is no hints as to who will succeed Noah.
“With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on next steps,” said Paramount Global cable network, which owns the Comedy Central show, in a statement to US media.
In addition, the statement read, “We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years. As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25+ year history of The Daily Show; even as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.”
Equally important, the Comedian, writer and producer has won various awards including the Primetime Emmy award.