Trevor Noah has teased his next steps after confirming that he is leaving The Daily Show.
On Thursday the comedian, 38, released a video on Twitter to announce that his “time is up” on the Comedy Central program, after initially announcing the news at a taping of The Daily Show that same night.
Noah has hosted the satirical news show for seven years, after taking over from Jon Stewart in 2015.
In the video, released on The Daily Show‘s Twitter, Noah said that his time as host has been “absolutely amazing” and thanked his team, the network and his co-workers. He did not confirm when his last episode will be.
In the statement, Noah hinted at what his future might entail as he suggested he will be hitting the road to tour again.
The star, who was recently spotted out for dinner with singer Dua Lipa, said that after spending “two years” at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and “not on the road,” he realized he missed being “out there.”
“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,” Noah said. “I miss going to other countries and putting on shows.”
Newsweek has contacted Noah’s representatives and Comedy Central for comment.
Elsewhere in his statement, Noah called his Daily Show hosting gig one of his “greatest challenges” and “greatest joys.”
He added: “I never dreamed that I would be here… All I can say is thank you very much. You’ve truly made this one of the best experiences of my life.”
He also joked: “Don’t worry, I’m not disappearing. If I owe you money, I’ll still pay you.”
Following Noah’s statement, Comedy Central has confirmed that it has been working with Noah “for a long time to figure out how he can maintain the demanding schedule.”
They added to Insider that there is “no timetable” for Noah’s exit, and that the network and the host are “working together on next steps.”
“As we look ahead, we’re excited for the next chapter in the 25 plus year history of The Daily Show as it continues to redefine culture through sharp and hilarious social commentary, helping audiences make sense of the world around them,” added the Comedy Central spokesperson.
Social media responded to the announcement by paying tribute to Noah and speculating on who might replace him.
Amber Ruffin and Samantha Bee were among the most popular choices to step up to the role, both having formerly acted as Daily Show correspondents. Current Daily Show correspondents like Roy Wood Jr. and Ronny Chieng were also suggested by many.
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