Taylor Romain, CNN
Published Thursday, September 29, 2022 10:57PM EST
Last update Thursday, September 29, 2022, 11:04 PM EST
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has announced that he is stepping away from the show business.
Seven years after he presented the satirical news program Comedy Central, Noah said in a video statement he posted on Twitter on Thursday, “his time is up.”
“It was absolutely amazing,” Noah said of his experience hosting the show. “It’s something I never expected.” “I found myself thinking all the time about everything we’ve been through. The Trump presidency, the pandemic, just the flight, more pandemic and I realize that after seven years, my time is up.”
Noah, a South African professional comedian, was a relative newcomer to the American audience when he was chosen as the host of “The Daily Show” after signing Jon Stewart in 2015.
Noah said, “I want to thank you, and to you who saw this.” “I never dreamed I’d be here. I kind of feel like ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. I came here on tour to see what the previous show was like and then the next thing you know I received the keys.”
Noah hinted that his decision to leave the show was rooted in his desire to return to more stand-up action.
“I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road, and when I got back there, I realized there was another part of my life that I wanted to continue exploring. I miss learning other languages. I miss going to Noah,” said Noah.
He expressed his gratitude to his viewers from the cast of “The Daily Show” and “Comedy Central” who believed in this random comedian that no one knew in this side of the world.
“I loved hosting this show, it was one of my biggest challenges and my greatest pleasure,” Noah said. “I loved trying to find a way to make people laugh, even when the stories are especially great, even on the worst days. We laughed together, we cried together.”
He hasn’t shared the date of his last show, but said he’ll be around for some time.
“Don’t worry, I’m not disappearing,” Noah said. “If I owe you money, I will continue to pay you.”