Comedy Central has extended Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” contract through 2022. Additionally, the South-African comedian will produce and host year-end specials, beginning this December.
“Trevor makes us look smart on a daily basis, and for that we’re grateful,” Kent Alterman, president, Comedy Central, said in a statement Thursday.
“I’m thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of ‘The Daily Show’ and Comedy Central,” Noah added. “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.”
By the end of this month, Noah will have been behind the “The Daily Show” desk for two years. And among millennials, he’s really found his footing — read all about the Comedy Central flagship series’ recent TV ratings growth here.
Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, Jill Katz and Noah executive produce “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” Justin Melkmann co-executive produces, and Max Browning, Eric Davies, Pam DePace, Ramin Hedayati and Elise Terrell are supervising producers. Zhubin Parang is the head writer, Daniel Radosh is senior writer. The series is directed by Paul Pennolino. Sarah Babineau is the executive in charge of Production for Comedy Central.
Noah is represented by CAA, Mainstay Entertainment and the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson.