After seven years as host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah has announced his departure.
On Thursday night’s program, he told a surprised audience, “I found myself thinking over the period, everything we’ve gone through – the Trump administration, the epidemic, simply the voyage… and I decided that after the seven years, my time is up.” In regards to when he will leave, Noah was vague.
In 2014, Noah served as a consultant for The Daily Show, and in 2015, he replaced Jon Stewart as the show’s host.
Take a look back at some of Noah’s most iconic on-screen moments.
Trevor Noah’s first episode as host
He began his debut program as the official host by paying respect to Stewart and addressing the backlash to his takeover.
In his humorous South African accent, Noah said, “They should have gotten an American to host, but why did they not? Again, Comedy Central sought to hire native-born citizens but was unable; as a result, an immigrant is now filling the position.”
His interview with Tomi Lahren
In 2016, Trevor Noah had a chat with conservative pundit Tomi Lahren, who has drawn criticism for her stances on Black Lives Matter and immigration.
How come you’re so irate? The inquiry came from Trevor Noah.
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Really, I’m not even mad. The point is, Trevor Noah, there are things that need to be said, but many people are too timid to really say them The woman spoke up.
In response to her stance on Black Lives Matter, he said, “For someone who is not racist, you have to spend a lot of time claiming ‘I’m not racist.'”
It was said by her that she believed BLM’s initial goals were noble. In response to Lahren’s claim that she lost respect for Black Lives Matter “the minute protesting turned into rioting and looting and burning and militant actions,” Trevor Noah pointed out that people also riot after sporting events and that Lahren is unfairly judging the movement based on the actions of a small minority.
A total of about 19 million people saw the 15-minute interview.
His interview with Bad Bunny
The Puerto Rican singer, Bad Bunny, discussed his acting role in Narcos: Mexico, his passion for World Wrestling Entertainment, and his willingness to break gender stereotypes in an interview with the worldwide reggaeton star last year.
I’m simply trying to bring everyone together,” Bad Bunny said. “I aim to create a place where everyone can feel comfortable, whether it be via my music, through my videos, or through my shows.
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Bad Bunny has also discussed his international popularity among individuals who aren’t fluent in Spanish: “This is my identity; these songs represent my background and way of life. Stop listening to me if you don’t agree with me.”
His critique of Donald Trump
Whether it was during Trump’s inauguration, his impeachment, or the latest lawsuit brought against him by New York Attorney General Letitia James on fraud allegations, Noah’s criticisms of the former president went viral on several occasions.
And here’s the thing that everyone recognized about Donald Trump, almost too late,” Trevor Noah stated in one episode. “The truth doesn’t mean anything to him. Donald Trump is completely unrelated to reality; he isn’t even a second cousin once removed.”
In one segment, a journalist administers an ideology test to Trump supporters by questioning them about their views on religion, LGBT rights, and whether or not a woman should be president.