Trevor Noah renewed as Daily Show host for 5 more years
Comedy Central just made a huge commitment to sticking with Trevor Noah as the host of The Daily Show.
Noah has signed a contract keeping him on board as the late-night show’s host for another five years. That means he’ll be on the air through 2020. Noah will also produce and host annual, year-end, Daily Show specials, beginning this year.
“It’s really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years or until Kim Jong Un annihilates us all — whichever one comes first,” Noah said.
Noah took over The Daily Show two years ago from Jon Stewart and had a rocky start for awhile, declining notably in the ratings. This year, Noah’s numbers have continually improved and in May he had his highest-rated week ever. Comedy Central notes that The Daily Show is the most-watched daily late-night talk show among millennial viewers.
The news comes on the heels of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver being renewed earlier this week for three years.