“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has been honored with the Emmy Award for the Best Variety Talk Show. This is a significant achievement as it marks the first time the show has received this prestigious award since Jon Stewart, the previous host, concluded his tenure, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Trevor Noah bid farewell to “The Daily Show” in 2022, with his final episode airing on December 8 of that year. The 2023 Emmy Awards were postponed to the following year due to the Hollywood strikes, which is why Noah’s final season with the show is only now being recognized.
“The Daily Show” triumphed over several other popular shows, including “The Late Show With Steven Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”
Noah’s Acceptance Speech and Jokes
During his acceptance speech, Noah expressed his gratitude and excitement, saying, “This story has been so long, so crazy, so wonderful. Thank you so much to the team and the person I always thank, the crazy genius Jon Stewart. Thank you for calling me up and asking me to come join you on this crazy journey.”
In his speech, Noah humorously mentioned ‘beating’ John Oliver, who was not competing in the same category as “The Daily Show.” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” won the first scripted variety series Emmy award. This is the eighth consecutive Emmy for Oliver’s show, which has dominated the outstanding variety talk series category in previous years.
Noah joked in his speech, “I told you! I told you we would beat John Oliver if he wasn’t in our category. We did it! We got rid of John Oliver!”
Acknowledging The Daily Show Team
Noah also took the opportunity to thank the members of “The Daily Show’s” team. He began by expressing his gratitude to “the crazy Africans who followed me to this country, David Kibuuka and Joseph Opio, David Meyer, my partner in crime, the writers and the team, Roy Wood Jr. from the very beginning, Jordan Klepper, whose flight got cancelled.”
He continued his acknowledgments by thanking “Showrunner Jen Flanz, this woman rode with me through the trenches. Thank you so much to the team and everyone who gave us an opportunity.”
A permanent replacement for Noah as the host of “The Daily Show” has yet to be announced.
In the Emmy press room, Noah later shared, “When they announced that we had won, I was like, ‘Ah, who is going to replace me?’ That’s the second thing I thought of as well. I’m still thinking about that, and I will continue to think about it as I celebrate this amazing achievement.”
Other Nominations and Awards
Noah was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of best performance in stand-up comedy on television, which was won by Ricky Gervais. Additionally, Noah is nominated for a Grammy in the category of best comedy album.