Trevor Noah thanked his viewers – “even those who hate to watch” – as he introduced the final episode of The Daily Show.
The South African TV presenter and comedian seemed emotional as he presented one of his last monologues on the US talk show.
He also gives special thanks to the black women who have “shaped and raised me” throughout their life and career.
Noah, 38, is leaving his role as host after seven years hosting the US talk show, which airs on Comedy Central.
He told the audience it was “an honor” to host The Daily Show and that he didn’t take it for granted.
“I am grateful to you, every single one of you,” he said.
“I remember, when we started the show, we couldn’t have enough people to fill the audience.
“And then, when I look at this now, I don’t take it for granted, every chair has ever been filled to watch something that I’m working on, which I always appreciate because I know the car. empty seats behind it.
“So thank you, thank you to everyone who watched.
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“Everybody who has an opinion, who is kind enough and benevolent enough…whether it’s criticism, not even necessarily praise.
“Even those who hate to watch – we still have ratings, so thank you, I am forever grateful to you.”
Speaking of people who have had a specific influence on him, he continued: “I’m often credited with these great ideas, people are like ‘oh Trevor, you’re so smart’.
“And I was like, ‘who do you think taught me? Who do you think shaped me, nurtured me, informed me’ – from my mother, my grandmother or my aunt, all these black women in my life.
“I always tell people that if you really want to learn about America, talk to black women, because unlike other people, black women can’t afford to go around and talk to black women. learn about.”
He added: “I will tell you right now, help yourself. If you really want to know what to do or how to do it, or maybe the best way or the fairest way – talk to black women. They are so many reasons that I am here.
“I am grateful to them and I am grateful to each and every one of you. This is an honor, thank you.”
Noah personally revealed the news of his departure from the show in September, telling the audience that he felt “like the time has come”.
“I remember when we first started, a lot of people didn’t believe in us – it was a crazy bet,” he said.
“I find myself filled with gratitude for the journey, it’s been amazing, it’s something I never expected.
“We laughed together, we cried together… but after seven years, I feel like it’s time you know?”
He added that there is “another part of my life that I want to keep exploring” and that he wants to go back to “everywhere do things”.
Noah took over as host of The Daily Show from American comedian Jon Stewart in September 2015, continuing with a strong focus on political satire and news.
During his own tenure, he made stylistic changes and added more references, impersonations, and millennial-based traits to his comedy on the show.
Noah’s departure from the popular late-night show comes before the departure of British presenter James Corden, who announced in April that he would be leaving The Late Late Show in 2023.
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