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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

WATCH: Trevor Noah wins an Emmy for The Daily Show

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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has won a late night Emmy in the Outstanding Talk Series category.

 

Noah, who left The Daily Show over a year ago, received the award in Los Angeles on Monday night.

 

He thanked a litany of members of his former team, including his fellow South Africans who joined him on the Daily Show.

 

Noah also joked that the only reason the show won because John Oliver was not competing in the same category.

 

“Can I just say this — this story has been so long, has been so crazy, it’s been so wonderful. I start by thanking the crazy Africans who followed me to this country, David Kibuuka, Joseph Opio — thank you so much (director) David (Paul) Meyer my partner in crime.”

 

He continued: “And then the writers on the team Roy Wood Jr, from the very beginning. Jordan Klepper’s flight got cancelled. Showrunner Jen Flanz — this woman rode with me through the trenches.”

 

Noah also paid tribute to original Daily Show host Jon Stewart who personally chose him to be his successor.

 

“Honestly, the person I always thank, cause he’s just a crazy genius for thinking of it … Hey Jon Stewart, wherever you are my friend — thank you for calling me up. Thank you for asking me to come and join you on this crazy journey. And thank you everybody else in this category. Thank you to these people … we did it baby, we did it!”

 

@hollywoodreporter

#thedailyshow with #trevornoah wins oustanding talk series at the #emmys

♬ original sound – The Hollywood Reporter – The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

 

 

Liesl Smit
Liesl Smit
Liesl is the Smile 90.4FM News Manager. She has been at Smile since 2016, with nearly 20 years experience in the radio industry, including reading news, field reporting and producing. In 2008 she won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award, Western Cape region. liesl@smile904.fm

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