The Daily Show will enter the post-Trevor Noah era with an array of visitor hosts — together with Sarah Silverman, Leslie Jones, former contributor Hasan Minhaj, and even Al Franken — who will assist steward the present by way of a lot of subsequent 12 months.
Noah’s seven-year tenure on the head of the information comedy program will finish on Thursday, Dec. 8, after which The Daily Show will take a couple of weeks off to retool. It’s set to return Jan. 17 with Jones taking a seat behind the desk first (in accordance to Vulture). Though Comedy Central did share a giant checklist of names, it’s unclear precisely when every particular person will function host, or how lengthy every visitor host stint will final.
Along with Jones, Silverman, and Minhaj, The Daily Show’s revolving door of visitor hosts will embrace Chelsea Handler, Wanda Sykes, D.L. Hughley, John Leguizamo, Kal Penn, and Marlon Wayans. Some of The Daily Show’s present correspondents and contributors are additionally anticipated to tackle internet hosting duties.
One of essentially the most intriguing visitor host selections is Franken, the previous Saturday Night Live author and performer, who grew to become Minnesota’s Senator in 2008. Franken was pressured to resign from the Senate in 2018 following several accusations of misconduct, including groping, undesirable touching, and kissing. The Daily Show visitor host gig might be Franken’s largest since resigning, although he hasn’t exactly been hiding from the general public: He has been touring a one-man present and has made appearances on CNN, The Tonight Show
As for a everlasting successor to Noah on The Daily Show, it’s not precisely stunning Comedy Central doesn’t have anybody instantly lined up contemplating everybody, from community executives to present producers, was caught off guard by his departure announcement. In distinction, Noah was introduced as Jon Stewart’s successor not lengthy after the latter introduced his departure from the present in 2014.
As it stands, The Daily Show will doubtless announce a brand new host someday subsequent 12 months with the purpose of them beginning by September 2023. “We’re going to use the again half of the printed 12 months — name it from now till June — to actually experiment and take a look at various things,” Comedy Central exec Chris McCarthy instructed Vulture. “And then our aim could be to relaunch within the fall… We completely don’t really feel a necessity to rush into a choice.”