A day after “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah poked fun at Democrat President Joe Biden, he announced to a fully masked audience of leftists that, after a relatively short seven-year stint, he’s calling it quits as the show’s host.
“I realized that after the seven years, um, my time is up. 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,” he said.
“I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh, even when the stories are particularly shitty on the worst days. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together, but after seven years, I feel like it’s time, you know.”
He added that he missed performing stand-up comedy.
“I realized there’s another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring, you know. I miss learning other languages, I miss going to other countries and putting on shows, I miss just being everywhere, doing everything,” he said.
Noah did not specify when exactly he’ll step down or who’ll replace him.
What’s known is that “The Daily Show” is 26 years old and has thus far has had three hosts — Craig Kilborn (1996-1998), Jon Stewart (1999-2015), and Noah (2015-present).
What’s also known is that under Noah, the show’s ratings have collapsed.
“Viewing figures were typically around 1.5 million for each episode during Stewart’s tenure and rose as high as 2.5 million in 2013,” according to the Daily Mail.
“Nine years on, and viewing figures for the week of September 19-25 showed The Daily Show pulled in an audience of just 363,000, according to television and film ratings site ShowbuzzDaily.com – a drop partially attributed to the rising popularity of YouTube and streaming platforms versus legacy media, but also associated with the show’s increasing political bias and perceived tilt towards embracing ‘woke’ ideology.”
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) November 9, 2021
We need to talk about the Daily Show ratings. pic.twitter.com/mQRfi6HNyC
— Wesley Guest (@Wesley_Gest) April 10, 2021
While the show has always been left-wing, Noah made it ultra left-wing, which is why criticisms of President Biden and other Democrats have always been so rare. On Wednesday of this week, however, Noah made an exception.
The left-wing host took a shot at Biden over his shouting out deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski’s name during a White House event Wednesday.
“Noooo! Nooo! Joe, what are you doing! So awkward,” Noah said Wednesday after playing a clip of Biden at the aforementioned event.
“And his explanation didn’t help. You know, it was like, of course, I knew Jackie was there. I was looking for Jackie Kennedy. Where’s Jackie Kennedy? Where are you, Jackie? Where’s Jackie O?” he continued.
“Look, at least on the upside at least he noticed that she wasn’t there. This is a good thing. Yeah, could’ve been much worse if he was like where’s Jackie? There she is! There’s Jackie! Everyone look at Jackie! She’d be like ‘there’s no Jackie.’ She’s there, everybody sees Jackie!”
Noah wasn’t always so comfortable on set. In an interview with Variety magazine two years ago, he said his first few years on the job were “horrible.”
“I will say the first two years were horrible — and it was horrible because I had taken over one of America’s most beloved institutions. And even though Jon Stewart had passed over the reins to me, it was essentially a year of people telling me I shouldn’t be doing the job and I was unworthy of being in that seat,” he said.
“And I continued to believe that. You step into this new role and you’re doing a new job and most of the first year was just trying to stay afloat, just trying not to get canceled and trying to find my footing. And the analogy I use is trying to learn how to fly a plane while the plane is flying. That’s what it felt like every single day.”
That being said, while the host clearly got comfortable with his job, critics say he never got FUNNY, and not just because his jokes were almost always left-wing.
Not conservative and even I acknowledge how not funny Trevor Noah is. He’s a good dude, just isn’t a comedian. Not a funny one at least.
— Séamus Doyle (@saintseamus) September 30, 2022
Trevor Noah to Exit ‘Daily Show’ After Seven Years https:
FINALLY!! This pompous english ass leaves. He is not funny, intelligent, or even “well spoken”!
— Map (@Map63310693) September 30, 2022
Surrounded by many talented ‘reporters’.
This announcement is 7 years too late.
Perhaps The Daily Show team has learned their lesson.
— ʟᴀ ᴄᴀʟɪ ᴄᴏᴀsᴛ (@LACaliCoast) September 30, 2022
He’s not funny at all, he’s less funny that your average joe on the street and he’s not smart, but acts so smug. And he literally endorsed the view that it should be illegal to say the N word. Imagine being a comic and thinking “the govt should lock people up for naughty words”
— Listen to Online Boy on Spotify or else (threat) (@realonlineboy) September 30, 2022
I hadn’t watched the Daily Show in a few years but loved Stewart…it ended up on at someone’s house or some shit and this guy was on it and I just couldn’t believe how shitty and absolutely not funny it was. Like high school drama class project level clever.
— Chasmuth the Window Cat (@smirchfa) September 30, 2022
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