Trevor Noah steps down as 'The Daily Show' host, recalls visit to India

The South African was on Comedy Central for 7 years

72-Trevor-Noah Comedian Trevor Noah

Comedian Trevor Noah is leaving 'The Daily Show' on Comedy Central after seven successful years as its host. The 38-year-old South African also recalled how he has been loved across different countries, including India. 

His announcement came during the taping of the Comedy Central satirical news program on Thursday. "I remember when we first started... so many people didn't believe in us. It was a crazy bet to make. I still think it was a crazy choice, this random African," said Noah. 

He hinted that being back to doing stand-up made him want to return to that career. "When I got back out there again, I realized there's another part of my life that I want to carry on exploring. I miss learning other languages. I miss going to other countries and putting on shows. I miss just being everywhere, doing everything. And I'm really grateful to every single person who's here, even the people who aren't here right now, because they went on to do great things who helped us do this thing," he said.

Noah also recalled the love he received from people across different countries including India. "What a journey it's been... The show has grown around the world. I recently went to India for the first time and people there supported everything that we have done on the show. I found myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It's been absolutely amazing. It's something that I never expected," Noah reminisced.

The comedian moved to the United States in 2011 from Johannesburg and in four years was selected to replace longtime host Jon Stewart to host The Daily Show. However, he went on to establish himself, handling crucial incidents COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2021 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.

However, he did not exactly mention his exact departure date. It is not clear who would succeed him.