Comedy Central has renewed Trevor Noah‘s contract, putting the The Daily Show host behind his desk through 2022. Noah had big shoes to fill when he first sat behind The Daily Show desk where Jon Stewart became a household name. Stewart was the seminal anchorman of fake news before fake news had anything to do with Russians and Facebook, becoming a larger-than-life star of both TV and politics. Noah immediately made The Daily Show feel younger and fresher, and those in Stewart’s audience who stuck around began to appreciate the changing of the guard.
The Trevor Noah era, begun in 2015, has achieved plenty and carved its own path. Where Jon Stewart had George W. Bush and the Iraq invasion hypocrisy to hang his hat on, Noah was delivered a package called Donald Trump — a gift to comedians, if not to citizens. Comedy Central’s commitment to Noah, now 33, will ensure he observes the next presidential election for The Daily Show. And if Donald Trump wins a second term, Noah will get to keep his double-edged gift until halfway through Trump’s second term.