Trevor Noah Honors Black Women in Emotional Final ‘Daily Show’ Episode
On Thursday, Trevor Noah signed off on his hosting duties of The Daily Show in a emotional, nostalgic, farewell episode.
Trevor Noah’s tenure at The Daily Show has officially ended. On Thursday (December 8), Noah signed off on his Daily Show hosting duties, recapping the past seven years of his time on the Comedy Central talk show.
“Don’t be sad,” Noah said during his closing monologue, adding, “It doesn’t feel like seven years. Well, not at the desk. Obviously I went home in between. But still, it’s been a wild ride.”
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The episode also featured a round-up of video montages from special guests Oprah Winfrey, Issa Rae, Kamala Harris and more, all who assisted Noah throughout the night. The South Africa native also teased his return to stand-up comedy.
“I spent two years in my apartment, not on the road, and when I got back out there, I realized there’s another part of my life out there that I want to carry on exploring. I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows,” Noah said.
In conclusion, Noah thanked Black women, including the matriarchs of his family.
“I’ve often been credited with having these grand ideas,” he said. “Who do you think teaches me, who do you think has shaped me, nourished me, informed me. From my mom, my gran, my aunts, all these Black women in my life but then in America as well. I always tell people if you truly want to learn about America, talk to Black women. Because unlike everybody else Black women can’t afford to fuck around and find out. Black people understand how hard it is when things go bad.”
The former Daily Show host also acknowledged the works of author and journalist Roxane Gay and MeToo founder Tarana Burke.
“I’m grateful to them, I’m grateful to you. This has been an honor,” he added.
The Daily Show will return on January 17 with a full slate of guest hosts, including Leslie Jones, D.L. Hughley, Wanda Sykes, Marlon Wayans and others.