Trevor Noah, a comedian and TV personality from South Africa, has formally resigned from his position as The Daily Show host.
In a previous statement, Trevor stated that he would be leaving the program in September at the conclusion of the current season.
On Thursday, the 38-year-old gave an emotional goodbye address in which he recalled on his earlier days as a presenter, when the crowd was too small to be completely filled.
He said, “I’m grateful to you, every single one of you. “I’m so grateful. I remember when we started the show, we couldn’t get enough people to fill an audience.”
He expressed gratitude to people who “hate to watch” the program for raising the viewership numbers.
In his moving address, Noah specifically honored a black women in his life, citing them as the source of his great ideas.”
“This is random, for some, but special shout-out to Black women. I’ve often been credited with having these grand ideas. People are like, ‘Trevor, you’re so smart.’ I’m like, ‘Who do you think teaches me? Who do you think has shaped me, nourished me and formed me?”
A number of well-known guests will host the show when the new season premieres in January 2023, however his official replacement has not yet been announced.