LONG HAUL

Comedy Central Extends Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ Contract Through 2022

Comedy Central announced on Thursday that it has extended The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's contract through 2022. The deal includes annual year-end specials hosted by Noah to begin this December. "I'm thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of The Daily Show and Comedy Central," 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." Noah, who made his debut as Jon Stewart’s successor in September 2015, was not nominated in the crowded late-night Emmy category either of his first two years as host, but the show did win a Creative Arts Emmy this past week for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for its digital series “Between the Scenes.”