- Warning: this article contains strong language.
- Trevor Noah's final night as host of The Daily Show was an emotional one, to say the least.
- On Thursday night, Noah sat behind the desk for the final time, welcoming US comedian Neal Brennan as his final guest.
- The South African comedian said his final goodbye, thanking fans who supported him and the Black women who shaped his life.
- "I'm grateful to every single one of you. This has been an honour. Thank you," he signed off.
Trevor Noah's final night as host of The Daily Show was an emotional one, to say the least.
The South African comedian took over the reins from Jon Stewart in 2015, and, during his seven-year tenure as host of the political satire series, has offered important takes on issues in the US – and the world.
On Thursday night, Noah sat behind the desk for the final time, welcoming US comedian Neal Brennan as his final guest.
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In front of a packed live audience and thousands of viewers at home, Noah said his final goodbye thanking fans who supported him and the Black women who shaped his life.
"Honestly, most importantly, I'm grateful to you," Noah says to an applauding crowd.
Noah continued to thank the "people who watch, the people who share the clips, [and] everyone who's had an opinion".
He even thanked the haters: "Even if it's a critique. It doesn't have to be praise... I want to say I appreciate those people. Even the people who hate-watched we still got the ratings. Thank you."
Noah's message took an emotional turn as he then shared a "special shout out to Black women".
"I've often been credited with having these grand ideas, and I'm like, 'Who do you think teaches me? Who do you think has shaped me, nourished me, informed me?'" Noah says, listing his mother, grandmother and aunts in addition to Black women in America.
Noah continued to thank all the Black women who have taught him, including his family, friends and colleagues: "They're a lot of the reason I'm here, so I am grateful to them."
Noah concluded his message, saying, "I'm grateful to every single one of you, this has been an honour. Thank you."
WATCH THE EMOTIONAL GOODBYE HERE:
Trevor gives thanks to the fans who supported him over the last seven years and the Black women who shaped his life. pic.twitter.com/p2VpOkSm4T— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 9, 2022
In the coming weeks, Noah will travel to Qatar to watch the final stages of the Fifa World Cup. He will spend the festive season with his family in South Africa before embarking on his extensive Off The Record world tour.
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