Thanks to Trevor Noah’s new The Daily Show contract, it appears as though Comedy Central has reaffirmed their commitment to both their brand and their new host.
Late this week, it was confirmed that Noah, who replaced Jon Stewart following his own lengthy and highly-successful run on the series, had renewed his deal until all the way in 2022. This ensures that there will be some stability leading off the network’s late-night lineup, something that they sorely need given some of their change elsewhere. After all, Comedy Central already canceled The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and @midnight recently ended its run earlier this summer in what was called a mutual decision at the time. The Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper has his own late-night show coming in the near future, and with that it remains to be seen if he and Noah can establish the same chemistry and success that Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart had for so many years together on the network. They were ratings titans in their heyday, and we have a feeling that Noah and Klepper could get their own established audience and be hits for some time, as well.
In a statement confirming his new Daily Show contract, Noah had the following to say:
“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 had at times a tough start to his own run as Daily Show host, but we often feel the same way about many people who start off a show in this format. It’s a very difficult job, and it does often take some time to find your voice and also what you want to do with the show. He has found that, and especially excels in some of the interviews and long-form conversations that he has. Noah also has worked to help assemble a great team of correspondents who come from all walks of life and find a wide array of glorious ways in which to mock the American news cycle and at times the political process — given how doing this show is a great farm system for extraordinary talent, we feel like some of them could have their own shows coming up.
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