Trevor Noah Renews Comedy Central Contract, Will Host ‘The Daily Show’ for Five More Years

Trevor Noah had some really big shoes to fill when he stepped into the position of host for The Daily Show and took over for Jon Stewart. And though the South African comedian had a rocky start with the Comedy Central original, he proved he could hold his own. Reportedly, it is that reason Noah can say he will be The Daily Show host for at least another five years.

Since renewing his contract with Comedy Central, Variety reports that Noah will be on our television screens giving us a funny take on politics and culture news until 2022. A little of his trademark humor is just the colorful commentary we might be needing throughout this presidency and the subsequent election.

In addition to his current hosting duties, Noah’s new contract includes a few new tasks as well.

According to Variety, under the new terms of the Comedy Central contract, Noah will stay on as host, writer, and executive producer of the show, and will also produce and host the annual, year-end specials – beginning this year.

The format of these year-end specials are still being discussed but the new series came about because Noah noticed “that on a day-to-day basis, he is absorbing the headlines of the day, and creating content out of that, and it would be great to within the auspices of ‘The Daily Show’ do some sort of stand-up special or take a look at the year in terms of the headlines that have transpired,” president of Comedy Central, Kent Alterman said. “Maybe there’s an undercurrent of not necessarily assuming we are going to have a year to follow.”

Comedy Central has great confidence in Noah and extending their contract with the comedian is a clear sign of that. As of now, Noah is the most recent late night TV host to have his tenure extended. Earlier this summer, TBS renewed Conan O’Brien’s deal through 2022. Just this Tuesday (Sept. 12), late night host John Oliver received a contract renewal from HBO through 2020.

In its current quarter, The Daily Show has increased by 17% in viewership from viewers in the 18-49 age demographic, and up by 28% in viewers overall. During Noah’s second season with The Daily Show, there were both monthly and quarterly gains reported that differed exponentially from his first year in the seat that Jon Stewart made so famous.

Looks like Noah has more than found his footing with the popular program.

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