Fresh off of his Emmy win, Trevor Noah extends his contract with The Daily Show by five years securing him through 2022 and the next presidential election.
In addition to remaining the anchor, a writer and an executive producer, Noah will also produce and host annual, year-end, Daily Show specials, beginning this year.
“Trevor makes us look smart on a daily basis, and for that we’re grateful,” said the President of Comedy Central, Kent Alterman.
“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.”
Noah took over the topical satire in 2015 replacing Jon Stewart, and he’s immensely impacted the show’s digital reach since. Noah skyrocketed the show’s reach with consumption of content up +50% year-over-year and over 2.2 billion video views since he premiered as host.
With Noah, The Daily Show is poised the finished the third quarter of 2017 as the most watched daily, late night talk show among Millennials.
Congratulations Trevor Noah!
Bryant Smith is the founder and owner of The Top Tea.