Comedian Trevor Noah has just signed a contract with Comedy Central that will see him sticking around as the host of “The Daily Show” for another five years – through 2022.
Noah says in a statement: “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.”
Noah took over the show from Jon Stewart two years ago and while getting off to a rocky start, he came into his own during last year’s election race and has seen his numbers continually improving.
“The Daily Show” is now the most-watched daily late-night talk show among millennial viewers. Noah will also produce and host annual, year-end, Daily Show specials, beginning this year.
The announcement comes shortly after it was confirmed that John Oliver had renewed his deal with HBO for another three years.