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Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,” stunned viewers by announcing that he’s moving on.
He’s been with the show for seven years. “I realized that after the seven years, my time is up,” Noah said.
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“The journey we have been on together has been wild,” he said. “And I want to say thank you to the audience, for an amazing seven years, it’s been wild.”
“It’s been truly wild,” he continued. “I remember when we first started … so many people didn’t believe in us, it was a crazy bet to make, I mean, I still think it was a crazy choice … what a journey it’s been.”
“I just found myself filled with gratitude for the journey,” Noah said.
“I realized that after the seven years, my time is up,” Noah said. “Yeah, 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***y on the worst days.”
“You know, we’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together.”
“But after seven years, I feel like it’s time,” Noah said, going on to note that one of the things he had really missed was traveling to do stand-up — and he hoped to be able to get back to that,” he said.
“I’ve never been good at goodbyes,” he added. “It’s not instant, I’m not disappearing, don’t worry. If I owe you money, I’ll still pay you.”