South African comedian and television host, Trevor Noah, has announced his departure from “The Daily Show” seven years after he took over the programme from Jon Stewart.
Noah who made his departure known to the public at the end of his broadcast on Thursday night said he wanted to dedicate more time to stand-up comedy
While expressing his gratitude to his viewers and colleagues, Noah said, “My time is up.”
“I’ve loved hosting this show, it’s been one of my greatest challenges and one of my greatest joys.”
The 38-year-old comedian, political commentator and TV host, who took over the program from Jon Stewart in 2015 has won various awards including the Primetime Emmy award.
In 2017 he was named one of the 35 most powerful people in New York Media and one of the hundred most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2018.