The “Daily Show” executives were kept in the dark about a significant matter, although they had seen each other the day before Trevor Noah’s shocking revelation.
Trevor announced to his studio audience last week that he was leaving the show after seven years.
According to Puck News, he spoke with his Comedy Central superiors the day before breaking the shocking news and kept them in the dark about it.
According to sources, Noah had lunch with Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of MTV Entertainment Group, on September 28, the day before he announced his choice to the world on live television.
According to a source, the comic gave Chris no indication of what was to come.
But he didn’t just keep it from his boss; he completely surprised everyone, including the show’s producers, team members, and employees.
According to sources, Trevor found the daily grind of working on the show excruciating due to his hectic schedule.
Trevor continues to perform stand-up comedy and recently shot a Netflix comedy special in addition to hosting the show. In addition, he is working on several other projects.
In addition, sources told Puck News that Chris extended Trevor Noah’s contract for another three years in 2019. His hosting responsibilities were extended under the new agreement through the 2023-2024 season, subject to the exercise of options.
The network also stated that they wanted to keep the artist on the air for as long as possible.
Although Comedy Central executives were taken aback by his selection, there was no animosity between them.
Because Trevor is expected to stay on the show for another year, the network has plenty of time to find a replacement.
In reality, a candidate has already been identified who could take his place. The frontrunner to replace Trevor is Roy Wood Jr., a correspondent for “The Daily Show.”
On September 28, Trevor Noah told his audience:
“I’ve loved hosting this show. It’s been one of my greatest challenges.”
The host added:
“It’s been one of my greatest joys. I’ve loved trying to figure out how to make people laugh even when the stories are particularly s—– on the worst days.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Trevor Noah has a net worth of $100 million, and he has earned between $5 million and $8 million per season of his show since its inception in 2015.
However, it reportedly increased to $16 million per season in 2017.
He also makes money through podcasts, tours, and books.