Trevor Noah Extends 'The Daily Show' Contract Through 2022!

Ebony Scott
September 15, 2017

"Trevor makes us look smart on a daily basis, and for that we're grateful", said Kent Alterman, president, Comedy Central.

Comedy Central and Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, have agreed to a contract extension that keeps Noah on as host through 2022. He also will be responsible for hosting Daily Show year-end specials.

"It's really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years", said Noah.

We hope Trevor Noah finds that "Daily Show" desk chair comfy - he's set to be parked in it for quite a while yet. But the show's producers have gradually reshaped the show around Noah's strengths.

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The "Daily Show" averaged 1.3 million total viewers this season, behind others at his network, but ahead of rival late-night shows like TBS's "Conan".

He also said the network is preparing to launch Jordan Klepper's 11:30 show, a companion to "The Daily Show", later this month.

Comedy Central parent company, Viacom, prides itself on Noah's ratings, especially with the younger crowd, according to CNN. Stewart, after all, was a late-night legend. Justin Melkmann co-executive produces, and Max Browning, Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati and Elise Terrell are supervising producers. The series is directed by Paul Pennolino. Zhubin Parang is head writer and Sarah Babineau is the executive in charge of production for Comedy Central.

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