On Thursday, December 9th, Trevor Noah, now former host of The Daily Show, hosted his last episode of the show, This follows his announcement back in September that he would be exiting the show. He had said while sharing his decision back then:
“It’s something that I never expected,” Noah said at the time. “I found myself thinking throughout the time of everything we’ve gone through. The Trump presidency, the pandemic, just the journey, more pandemic and I realize that after the seven years, my time is up.”
The South African comedian’s last episode on the show was filled with nostalgia and the bittersweetness one would expect of the last day of a historic host of the show. During the farewell show, Noah thanks the audience saying:
“I’m grateful to you. Every single one of you,” Noah said. “I remember when we started the show, we couldn’t get enough people to fill the audience… And I look at this now and I don’t take it for granted, ever. Every seat that’s ever been filled to watch something that I’m doing, I always appreciate it. “Thank you to the people who watch, the people who share the clips. Everyone who’s ever had an opinion.”
Noah has announced he will kick off his 28-city U.S “Off The Record Tour” in January 2023 and has added London, UK to the lineup for a November 23, 2023 show.