After John Stewart left The Daily Show, the feeling was no one could possibly replace him. In stepped a South African man named Trever Noah and for seven years he’s run a pretty tight ship. Now comes word he’s leaving the desk.
According to Variety, Noah announced his impending departure during a taping of the show on Thursday. Comedy Central subsequently confirmed the news in a statement.
“We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years. With no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on next steps,” the network said. “As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25+ year history of The Daily Show as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.”
In announcing his departure, Noah explained that his decision was driven in part by an eagerness to resume touring the world as a standup comedian. “I miss learning other languages, I miss going to other countries and putting on shows,” he said.