Trevor Noah has spoken out about why Jon Stewart left The Daily Show, as well as the advice that he passed along to him when he did. Noah explained that at first he was concerned that Stewart was being pushed out of the program and he tried to offer help.
“I walked into his office and I said, ’Hey, what’s going on? Are you being pushed out? What’s happening? You need my help, let me know, man. We’ll fight.”
But then Stewart explained that he was simply over it and ready to move on.
“He said ‘I’m leaving because I’m tired.’ And he said, ‘I’m tired of being angry.’ And he said, ’I’m angry all the time. I don’t find any of this funny. I do not know how to make it funny right now, and I don’t think the host of the show, I don’t think the show deserves a host who does not feel that it is funny.”
Trevor reveals the best advice Jon Stewart gave him about hosting The Daily Show. #FYC
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 11, 2018
Some of the advice that Stewart passed on to the comedian and incoming host was to “relish the fact that you can make jokes about these things, because there will come a day when you are too angry to laugh. But don’t rush to get there.”
Stewart has started speaking out publicly about the fact that the job was depresing him. He explained that he would watch network like Fox News to get material for the show but that it put him into a “constant state of depression. I think of us as turd miners. I put on my helmet, I go and mine turds. Hopefully I don’t get turd lung disease.”
Noah quickly stepped up to the role in taking Stewart’s place on the show. The writers and the producers on the show remained the same for the transition, which helped keep a sense of consistency for viewers depsite the fact that some people were surprised by the choice to bring in Noah at the time.
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. Advertisement According...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019