Noah ex­tends con­tract with Comedy Cen­tral

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS -

Comedy Cen­tral an­nounced Thurs­day it had ex­tended the con­tract of Trevor Noah, the host of its flag­ship late-night pro­gram “The Daily Show,” for five more years, through 2022. Noah will re­main the an­chor of the top­i­cal satire pro­gram, as well as a writer and an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. He also will pro­duce and host an­nual year-end spe­cials for Comedy Cen­tral. (As the net­work put it in a news re­lease, “‘The Daily Show’ will no longer take for granted that hu­mankind has made it to an­other Dec. 31.”) Strik­ing a sim­i­larly apoc­a­lyp­tic tone, Noah said in a state­ment, “It’s re­ally ex­cit­ing to re­new this con­tract for ei­ther five more years or un­til Kim Jong Un an­ni­hi­lates us all — which­ever one comes first.”

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