Trevor Noah’s last day as host of The Daily Show was Dec. 8, and Comedy Central has lined up a roster of comedy veterans to fill in during the search for a permanent replacement.
The network announced Al Franken, Chelsea Handler, D.L. Hughley, Leslie Jones, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, Kal Penn, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and Marlon Wayans have all been booked to host.
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Most of the guests hosts have late-night TV experience.
Handler hosted E!’s Chelsea Lately and Chelsea on Netflix. Hughley hosted The DL Hughley Show on TV One. Silverman previously hosted I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman on Hulu. Both Franken and Jones were series regulars on Saturday Night Live. Minhaj was a senior correspondent on The Daily Show. And Sykes hosted The Wanda Sykes Show on Fox.
During the interim period, several correspondents and contributors from TDS are also set to host, the network says.
The guest hosts will begin taking their seats on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023.
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As for Trevor Noah, the comedian announced his exit from TDS in September.
“I realized that after seven years, my time is up, but in the most beautiful way,” he said at the time. The South African comic took over hosting duties from Jon Stewart in 2015.
Jen Flanz is showrunner, writer and executive producer of TDS. Jill Katz and Justin Melkmann are co-executive producers.
The Daily Show airs weeknights at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and is available the following morning on Paramount+.