Trevor Noah said his final farewell to “The Daily Show” Thursday night and on his way to the exit, he got pretty emotional talking about who he credits for his knowledge and success.
Trevor ended his 7-year run hosting the Comedy Central series by paying tribute to all the Black women in his life who took the time “to inform me, to educate me, to argue with me.” Specifically, he cited his mother, grandmother and aunt for having grand ideas that nurtured him.
As he put it, “I tell people if you want to truly learn about America, talk to Black women cause, unlike everybody else, Black women can’t afford to f*** around and find out.”
Trevor added, “Black women, in particular, they know what s*** is. They know what happens if things do not go the way it should.”
He also gave props to several “brilliant” female Black leaders … Roxane Gay, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Zoé Samudzi and Tarana Burke.
In his opening monologue, Noah thanked his fans for tuning in and got emotional as he went down memory lane, listing all the celebrity guests he had on the show since 2016, including Oprah, Issa Rae, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates.
Comedy Central has yet to name Trevor’s replacement, but they’ll have big shoes to fill — just as he did taking over for Jon Stewart.