The third time they say is the charm, and doesn’t Trevor Noah know something about that?
The South African native, who recently quit his role as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” has landed yet again the highly sought-after emcee gig for the Grammy Awards slated to happen on February 5, 2023. This would be his third consecutive time taking center stage at the ceremony, which will be returning to Los Angeles after relocating to Las Vegas for last year’s edition.
Fans Celebrate Trevor Noah’s Third Grammy Awards Hosting Duties
Even though Noah has come a long way since he first hosted the Grammys in March 2021, his excitement is still infectious. Taking to Instagram, the 38-year-old shared the good news with his eight million followers with a Billboard cover image that contained the necessary details about the event. In the caption, he gushed:
“I’m super excited to be hosting the #Grammys once again! Three-peat baby!! Tune in Sunday, Feb 5th on @cbstv [fire emoji]. Thank you @billboard & @neenaroe for the cover / story!”
Barely 24 hours after the post went live, fans trooped into the comment section — after double tapping it — to congratulate the political commentator. One person exclaimed, “Are you serious?! Wow!!!! You are a force, Trevor!!! An historic!!!!” and another commented, “Well done, Trevor! [fire emoji].”
A third fan joked, “So you’re sort of not unemployed now,” while a fourth claimed he was the “best man for the job.” Meanwhile, a fifth person saw her chance to shoot her shot at Noah, and she took it, writing, “Always rooting for you!!! Born and raised in the Atl and wanna kick it with you, Dulce, & Roy! Hit me up when you’re in town. We can meet at the Clermont Lounge.”
While we wait to see how the event will unfold, the Musicians Hall Of Fame shared an article detailing that the “Coming 2 America” star is not the first celeb to host the Grammys consecutively on more than two occasions.
In fact, he is playing catch-up with actor LL Cool J who owned the Grammys stage for five years, with at least three being back-to-back occasions within a 30-year period. Others who have hosted the music awards show more than three times include the late singer Andy Williams (seven years) and singer-songwriter John Denver (six years).
For this year’s ceremony, Beyoncé is leading with nine nominations, with her hit single “Break My Soul” earning nods for song and record of the year. Kendrick Lamar follows closely with eight nominations, while Brandi Carlile and Adele both received seven nods. Mary J. Blige, Harry Styles, DJ Khaled, The Dream, Future, and mastering engineer Randy Merrill each picked up six nods.
The event will be aired live from the Crypto.com Arena.
The ‘Black Panther’ Voice Actor Announces Exit From Daily Show Early
During his seven years as host of “The Daily Show,” Noah went above and beyond to entertain his love and at-home audiences. The comedian who took over from Jon Stewart in 2015 made his mark on the well-loved late-night series, causing an emotional reaction when he announced his resignation in late September 2022.
Per The Blast, his last time behind the satirical news desk came on December 8, barely two months after his announcement. The shows that aired in the week leading up to his exit included a look-back at some of the best moments as the show’s front-runner.
Soon after he informed fans of his plans, MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks CEO and president Chris McCarthy released a statement saying:
“Trevor is an incredible talent who has left an indelible mark on The Daily Show, and we’re grateful for his creative partnership over the past seven years.”
Noah, on his own part, commended McCarthy for being a great boss and leader. In his words, “Chris has been an amazing leader and partner who has helped me realise my dream of working not just in front of the camera, but also behind the scenes, producing content which now airs across the Paramount family. I’m truly excited to see what the future holds.”
As it turned out, the “Mad Buddies” actor had allegedly neglected to talk about his decision with McCarthy when they reportedly met for lunch the day before. “The Daily Show” is expected to go on with a slew of celebrity guest hosts, such as Chelsea Handler, taking the reins in early 2023.