Trevor Noah shares what he will do next: 'Everything! I'm so excited to do everything'

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  • Trevor Noah is going to do "everything" when he leaves The Daily Show later this year.
  • The South African comedian also reveals his reason for leaving in an interview on The Tonight Show.
  • "Leave when it's still good, leave when you still love it, leave when you still have the energy to enjoy it," he says in the clip.

What is Trevor Noah going to do when he leaves The Daily Show

"Everything," the South African comedian says.

In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Noah shares more about the reason for his exit as host of the talk show and his plans for the future.

When asked by Fallon, "Why?" Noah first asks: "Why not?"

He then explains: "It's funny how people ask you this question as if you're telling them bad news, and I can understand that."

Referring to the pandemic, Noah then shares: "If you don't look at your life and think about what you'd like to do differently, then you haven't experienced what we've all experienced, and so, I think of this as a joyous thing."

The 38-year-old noted that he takes nothing for granted and has chosen to leave while he's still on top.

"Leave when people ask why you are leaving, because imagine if it was the other way around … leave when it's still good, leave when you still love it, leave when you still have the energy to enjoy it."

When asked what he will do next, Noah responds that travelling and doing stand-up are at the top of his list.

"I'm so excited to do everything," he says, adding that he wants to get back to staying in different countries for weeks learning their language and culture.

Noah also reveals that he will work more behind the camera and will be heading to South Africa, too.

"Producing. Just working behind the camera, working on different ideas. Going back home, spending more time with family in South Africa. Everything is what I'm going to be doing."


Elsewhere in the interview, Noah chats about his voiceover role in the first Black Panther movie.

"I'm the voice of Griot. It's like African Siri; that's what I am," he jokes before sharing that because he hates spoilers, he told no one that his voice was featured in the film.


Noah announced his surprise exit in September. "We have laughed together, we have cried together. But after seven years, I feel like it's time," he said on the show.

On Wednesday, Comedy Central announced that his last show will be on 8 December.

READ MORE | Everything we know about Trevor Noah's final episode on The Daily Show

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