Comedy Central Extends Trevor Noah Through 2022

Funnyman stays on as host of ‘The Daily Show’ for five more years 9/14/2017 1:37 PM Eastern
'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah
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Comedy Central and Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, have agreed to a contract extension that keeps Noah on as host through 2022. As part of the deal, Noah will also produce and host annual, year-end, Daily Show specials, the first airing this year.

“Trevor makes us look smart on a daily basis, and for that we’re grateful,” said Kent Alterman, president, Comedy Central.

Noah debuted as host September 28, 2015, succeeding Jon Stewart. Last year, he authored the book Born a Crime, about his childhood in South Africa.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of The Daily Show and Comedy Central,” said Noah. “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.”

The Daily Show airs in 133 international markets. It’s on at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central.

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