Trevor Noah has extended his contract with Comedy Central for another five years as host of ‘The Daily Show’.
Noah struck the new deal with the cable network on Thursday, securing himself the spot on the show till 2022.
In a statement, Noah said: “I’m thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of ‘The Daily Show’ and Comedy Central. It’s really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years or until Kim Jong Un annihilates us all — whichever one comes first.”
According to Comedy Central, part of the new deal is that Noah will host and produce an “annual, year-end, Daily Show specials, beginning this year”.
Noah took over for Jon Stewart in 2015 much to general criticism — but ‘The Daily Show’ has been averaging 1.3 million viewers since Noah took over, especially this season.
The South-African comedian was billed to host the sixth MTV Africa Music Awards in his hometown, Johannesburg, but he would later pull out due to a severe upper respiratory and ear infection.
Noah is among Africa’s most successful comedians.
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