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Trevor Noah Announces Imminent Exit From 'The Daily Show': 'It's Time'

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By Afouda Bamidele on September 30, 2022 at 1:30 PM EDT

Trevor Noah has kick-started plans to evolve from his present hosting duties!

Over the last seven years, the 38-year-old has built a brand for himself as the host of "The Daily Show," winning multiple awards, including an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety Series. However, it seems all that is about to change following the comedian's decision to stop hosting the Comedy Central show. 

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Trevor Noah Is Grateful To Fans After Seven Great Years Of Hosting Comedy Central’s Hit Show

Noah unexpectedly broke the hearts of his millions of fans on September 29 when he announced his decision to quit hosting "The Daily Show." In the taping, shared via the show's official Instagram handle, the comedian thanked his fans for being by his side for his near-decade hosting career. The clip took an emotional turn when he said:

"I realized that after the seven years, my time is up but in the most beautiful way, honestly. I've loved hosting this show. It's been one of my greatest challenges. It's been one of my greatest joys."

Adding that he has loved "trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly s*tty on the worst days," Noah noted that he and his audience had "laughed and cried together."

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Unfortunately, after seven years of doing the routine, the satirical news program handler felt "like it's time." It appeared that this decision was a long time coming as Noah revealed that his life took on new meaning during the coronavirus pandemic that shut the world down in 2020. In his words:

"I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road. Stand-up was done. When I got back out there again, I realized there's another part of my life I want to carry on exploring." 

He admitted that he missed "learning other languages," "going to other countries," "putting on shows," and "just being everywhere doing everything." Although he noted the lack of plans for his replacement or the show's future, Noah was grateful to his viewers who have remained loyal to him throughout this period.

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His moving speech was met with a long, rousing standing ovation from the studio audience, who were dazed by the information. Whatever he chooses to do next, the "Taka Takata" actor has left a mark on his fans and bank accounts.

In the wake of the comedian's announcement, Freshers LIVE has estimated Noah's net worth to be $100 million, accumulated from his career as a TV host, actor, political commentator, and comedian. 

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 "The Opposition with Jordan Klepper" Co-Creator Has Some Legal Obligations To Fulfill

In August, The Blast provided an update on Noah's malpractice lawsuit against the Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Riley J. Williams III — who performed the surgery — for negligence during a recent surgical procedure.

Per the report, the case took a turn when a judge ordered the "Coming 2 America" star to undergo a physical examination and submit its results within 60 days as part of the process for the legal battle.

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The New York Judge also requested that the South African native testify and be "thoroughly deposed" by Dr. Williams III, the defendant in the case. As it turned out, Noah had to give the doctor access to all previous medical reports. 

The "Black Panther" star also had to sign off and provide authorizations from Pharmacies in California, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, his trainer, James Tibone, MC, Michael Aziz, MD, Meyer Institute of Sport, Duane Reade Pharmacy, and MINK Radiologic Imaging.

Noah could suffer sanctions if he failed to follow the judge's orders. Although Noah and his legal team have yet to respond or comment on the terms publicly, it did not stop the "Born A Crime" author from enjoying quality time with soccer legend Thierry Henry.

Noah took to Instagram to drop off a photo of himself and Henry chatting at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey. He captioned it, "Such a great night watching the future of @fcbarcelona while spending time with a legend of the game Thierry Henry. [football and red heart emojis]."

The post has received almost 90k likes with just 400+ comments because the "Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation" stand-up host put a restriction on that section.

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