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!”