Comedian, author and television host Trevor Noah has announced that he will take a two-month hiatus from The Daily Show. Noah has hosted the show from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and promises that the show will return with a “new look and feel” this September.
“As for me, on the TV show, we’re going to be taking a little break. Why? Because it’s time to go outside. It’s been a crazy time we’ve spent together and when we started it was going to be 21 days [inside]. Then within a few months, we were here [in his house], stuck together,” he said.
“As the future comes, I wanted to take a moment to think about what that new will be. I don’t know if the world will go back to normal tomorrow, but I know I’m striving for a certain sense of normalcy, but I don’t know what that will be. I do know it will be shaped by what I’ve experienced during this time.”
Noah will be extremely busy this fall. As the show returns to air, he plans to embark on a 40-show comedy tour that will run from September 18, 2021 until October 2022. It is unclear how Comedy Central and Noah will work this out, but it will be fun to watch.