Trevor Noah’s contract with Comedy Central is not coming to an end anytime soon as indicated on a new deal signed by both parties.
The SA-born comedian has closed a massive deal to host The Daily Show until 2022. Comedy Central announced on Thursday night that a contract extension will keep Trevor Noah as host of the popular show through 2022. The network also revealed that Trevor would produce year-end, Daily Show specials.
“Trevor makes us look smart on a daily basis and for that we’re grateful,” said Comedy Central president, Kent Alterman.
— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) September 14, 2017
Apparently, they are amazed by the talent that’s Trevor Noah and have decided that he’s a keeper. The funnyman is obviously happy about the extension.
“I’m thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of The Daily Show and Comedy Central. 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.”
Trevor took over the reins as the host of the popular late night show in 2015 from former host Jon Stewart who retired.
At first, filling Stewart’s shoes wasn’t easy for Trevor who received mixed responses from American critics at the time. However, Trevor has won over the hearts of viewers in the past two years with his outstanding talent.
While a lot has changed since former hosts, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert left the network, the late-night game is doing more smart work than ever with more players on the ground. And with this renewal, Comedy Central has proved it’s happy with Trevor’s work so far, and that it believes in his potential in the future.
As the Daily Show host, Trevor has continued to grow his audience after the initial post-Stewart ratings drop. The show is the only daily late-night program to grow its viewership year over year in total viewership and all.
According to international reports and TV By The Numbers – an American ratings agency, the show reached 1.6-million viewers from August 28 – September 1.