Trevor Noah said a tearful goodbye to The Daily Show‘s live audience on Thursday’s show. Clearly, the comedian was emotional after a seven-year stint on the Comedy Central staple. When he was announced as the successor to Jon Stewart, there was some audience hesitancy to give themselves over to Noah. Over time, the host proved more than capable to tackle the issues of the day while making viewers laugh. Earlier this year, he absolutely shocked the audience by announcing his intention to step down at the end of this year during a live show. What has followed has been an outpouring of love from celebrities and everyday fans alike whenever a new person sits down at the desk.
Now someone else will occupy the chair starting with a slew of celebrity guests as the show tries to find someone else to take up permanent hosting duties. But, Noah had a couple of closing remarks that left everyone in attendance a bit weepy. Check out what he said down below. “I’m grateful to you, every single one of you. I remember when we started the show, we couldn’t get enough people to fill an audience,” the host said.
“I always tell people if you truly want to learn about America, talk to Black women,” the host continued. “Because unlike everybody else Black women can’t afford to fuck around and find out. Black people understand how hard it is when things go bad.”