Trevor Noah is leaving a big gap in late night.
“I realized that after the seven years, my time is up,” he revealed to a shocked studio audience. “But in the most beautiful way, honestly. I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly s–ty on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it’s time.”
Noah indicated that the pandemic allowed him to see his life in a new light.
“I spent two years in my apartment not on the road. Stand up was done. When I got back out there again, I realized there’s another part of my life I want to carry on exploring,” he said. “I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. I miss just being everywhere doing everything.”