Trevor Noah announced he was leaving “The Daily Show” Sept. 29, and the hunt is on for his replacement.
Noah messed up the show so badly that it’s unclear if anyone can revive it to the point of it becoming interesting again. Nonetheless, the hunt is on for someone to fill his tiny shoes, and a few names have popped onto the radar in recent days. If anyone cares to tune in to this show again they will, at the very least, be greeted with a fresh new face. Well, maybe.
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— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 30, 2022
Sources have revealed that Roy Wood Jr. is a shoo-in for the role, according to TMZ, and his face isn’t new to the program at all. As a current correspondent, it’s only natural that he be in the running for this promotion. Wood joined “The Daily Show” in 2015, the same year Noah took over, according to Cinemablend. Wood is considered to be the easy, natural fit for the show, rather than branching outside of the show’s inner circle to hire someone new.
By those standards, Desi Lydic, Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta and Dulcé Sloan also stand a chance to take the host seat when Noah departs, according to Cinemablend.
There are others that could potentially spark more enthusiasm and energy into the program, if they are given the opportunity.
Amber Ruffin, a longtime writer for “Late Night with Seth Myers,” and the current host of “The Amber Ruffin Show,” may be the new blood to revive the show.
Samantha Bee, a veteran of “The Daily Show,” was a correspondent so she certainly knows the ropes. Bee is respected among her peers and has amassed a huge fan base, but she has yet to publicly come forward to declare her interest in filling the role. (RELATED: Trevor Noah Gives Rare Defense Of Rep. Madison Cawthorn)
Congratulations @Trevornoah on the incredible run. I always enjoy the fun conversations and especially loved playing tennis with you in Cape Town. I know you’ve only just begun and can’t wait to see what you do next. https://t.co/qNRmpjCQLO
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) September 30, 2022
Another option is to lean on Hasan Minhaj. He has already put in his time at “The Daily Show” as a senior correspondent and was able to forge a successful career as a comedian after launching from their platform. He’d garner a larger audience, since he seems to have a big following of his own.
Someone new is inevitably going to fill Noah’s shoes, so fans are automatically getting an upgrade; that is if Noah hasn’t totally killed the show and left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth already.