Entertainment 14.9.2017 09:29 pm

The Daily Show extends Trevor Noah’s contract for five years

The comedian says the only thing that can stop him now is North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un.

Trevor Noah is not done yet at The Daily Show as Comedy Central on Thursday announced that the comedian would be hosting the show through 2022.

In addition to remaining host, writer and executive producer of The Daily Show through 2022, under the new agreement Noah will also produce and host annual year-end specials, beginning this year.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of The Daily Show and Comedy Central. 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,” said Noah.

Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said: “Trevor makes us look smart on a daily basis, and for that we’re grateful.”

The South African-born comedian won his first Emmy award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for the series’ Between the Scenes digital exclusives.

He will be celebrating two years on the show on September 28 and has much to show for it.

He set new viewership records during the month of August, while the ratings for the 2017 calendar year also went up.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs Mondays to Thursdays at 11pm.

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