Comedy Central is keeping Trevor Noah in the anchor’s chair of their hallmark late-night talk show, The Daily Show. The network announced that Noah’s contract has been extended to 2022, another five years. Comedy Central seems pretty confident in Noah’s abilities, and also confident that the world will still be around in 2022.
Additionally, the contract extension also comes with a deal for Noah to produce and host “annual, year-end, Daily Show specials,” beginning with this year. While Noah’s Daily Show hasn’t produced ratings gold the same way Jon Stewart’s iteration did, Comedy Central mentions in a press release that The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is on track to overtake The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as the most-watched late-night talk show amongst millennials. Additionally, the show has found success through online platforms such as Hulu and YouTube.
We’ve been quite dubious about Trevor Noah’s talents and his capabilities to properly take on the responsibilities as Daily Show host, but Noah is here to stay for now. The host is approaching his two-year anniversary helming the show, so here’s hoping that Noah will further hone his craft during the next five years.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs Monday to Thursday at 11 p.m. EDT on Comedy Central.