Trevor Noah signs off from The Daily Show, Thank You Black Women
Noah, 38, signed off Thursday night after a seven-year run as host of the Comedy Central series.
In a clip of her final monologue released hours before the show aired, the late-night host expressed her gratitude to fans and the “bright” black women in her life who she said are “a lot of the reason I’m here.”
“I remember when we started the show, we couldn’t get enough people to fill the audience,” he began. “There were empty seats and then as I look at it now, I never take it for granted.”
“To see that every seat that’s ever been filled that I’m doing, I always appreciate it because I know there’s an empty seat that’s sitting right behind it so thank you very much,” he continued. “Thanks to those who watch, those who share the clip.”
Noah also expressed his thanks to “everyone who has an opinion, everyone who is kind enough and gracious enough, even if it’s a criticism… I want to say I appreciate those people. Even the haters, you still pull the ratings so thank you, I Forever grateful to you.”
Noah then turned his attention to the “bright” black women in his life and those living in America who he says played a key role in his success.
“Special shout out to black women. I’m often credited for having these great ideas. People say, ‘Oh Trevor, you’re so smart.’ I’m like, ‘Who do you think teaches me? Who do you think shaped me, nurtured me and shaped me?'” she shared. “From my mother, my eldest[mom]My aunt, all these black women in my life, but also in America.”
Continuing, Noah says, “I tell people if you really want to know about America, talk to black women, unlike everybody else, black women can’t walk around and find out.”
“Black people understand how hard it is when things are bad, especially in America, but anywhere black people live… when things are bad, black people know it’s worse for them,” he said. “Especially black women, they know what s— is. They know what happens when things don’t go their way.”
Called several black leaders, including late-night hosts Roxanne GayTressie McMillan Cottom, Zoé Samudzi and Tarana Burke, and referred to them as “bright, bright women”. He thanked them for taking the time “to inform me, to educate me, to argue with me.”
“Do yourself a favor: Do you really want to know what to do or how to do it? Or maybe the best way or the most equitable way? Talk to black women — they’re a lot of the reason I’m here and so I’m grateful to them,” she added. “I am grateful to each and every one of you. It is an honor. Thank you.”
The Daily Show Premiered in 1996 with Craig Kilbourne as host. John Stewart sat behind the satirical news desk until 2015, when Noah was tapped to take the reins.
Noah announced his departure from the first show In a clip shared on Twitter In September.
“One of the overriding feelings I was feeling myself was… A sense of gratitude,” she began.
“There are a lot of people who put this thing together, and I want to say thank you to the audience for an amazing seven years,” he continued. “It was wild. I remember when we first started, a lot of people didn’t believe us. It was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice… what a journey.”
“It’s something I never expected, and I found myself thinking the whole time, what we did— Trump presidency, too muchjust journey more Epidemic,” Noah said. “And I realized that after these seven years, my time was up. But in the nicest way, honestly.”
Noah added, “I love hosting the show. It’s one of my biggest challenges. It’s one of my biggest joys. I love trying to figure out how to make people laugh, even if the stories are especially — — e on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together. But seven years later, I think it’s time.”
He echoes that sentiment when speaking with The Hollywood Reporter Immediately after the announcement.
“Maybe it comes with not growing up in America, but I believe Everything should end” Noah said. “A lot of American business and American media are just like, ‘Keep it up as long as you can,’ but I think it’s healthy to end when things are still in a good place. I want to leave before I burn out, because there are so many other things I want to do.”
Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios, praised Noah in a statement before his departure.
“As we enter Trevor’s final week, we want to thank him for his many contributions,” he said. “Trevor has redefined the show, as Jon Stewart did before him, and as we look to the future, we’re excited to reimagine it with this incredible roster of talent and correspondents. The Daily Show team.”
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Next, Noah sets out A multi-city comedy tour In the new year.
Noah’s The third standup special, I do what you wantCurrently streaming on Netflix, and The Daily Show Will be back with a January 17th String of guest hosts including Al Franken, Chelsea Handler, DL Hooghly, Leslie Jones, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, tomorrow pen, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes And Marlon Wayans.
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