On Thursday, Late Night Host Trevor Noah announced that he will be leaving his post as host of The Daily Show after seven years. The show says it will continue despite the drop in ratings during Noah’s tenure.
Noah said during the Thursday show, “I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges. It’s been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly shitty on the worst days.”
Fox News analyzed the “failure” that Noah’s hosting described by a severe ratings drop.
“Noah was named host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ in 2015 upon the departure of Jon Stewart, who anchored the left-leaning news satire program for 16 years, but Noah failed to resonate with viewers. In 2013, with Stewart behind the desk, ‘The Daily Show’ averaged 2.5 million viewers. In recent months, Noah failed to average even 400,000.”
Fox News contributor Joe Concha told Fox News Digital that “This was a profound disaster. That’s not my opinion. It’s all in the numbers in terms of comparing viewership between the Stewart era and Noah era. And since the show was so predictable, it almost never created the viral buzz Stewart’s did.”
“America doesn’t need or want a lecture on wokeness from anyone, they want humor,” comedian Tim Young said. “Many people remember Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s segments mocking the laws governing SuperPacs – very few can recall a Noah segment.”
Comedy Central released a statement on his departure admitting that they did not expect this and do not have plans yet for moving forward.
“We are grateful to Trevor for our amazing partnership over the past seven years, with no timetable for his departure, we’re working together on next steps. As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25+ year history of ‘The Daily Show’ as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them.”
Variety also took a look at who would be the replacement as host.
“Comedy Central has several potential replacements for Noah on its roster. The host works with a large circle of faux “correspondents” that includes mainstays such as Desi Lydic, Roy Wood Jr., Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, and Dulcé Sloan. Jordan Klepper, who once hosted ‘The Opposition,’ a show that followed ‘Daily,’ is a regular contributor, and has gained traction online for segments in which he visits conservatives at rallies and asks them questions about the state of the nation.”
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