Trevor Noah bid farewell to “The Daily Show” with a “special shoutout to Black women.”
The comedian, 38, took time during Thursday’s episode to thank Black women, whom he says have shaped his ideas. It was his last episode in a seven-year run as host of the long-running Comedy Central show.
“I’ve often been credited with having these grand ideas,” he said. “Who do you think teaches me? Who do you think has shaped me, nourished me and formed me?”
He added that Black women have unique insight into American life, saying “I always tell people, if you truly want to learn about America, talk to Black women.”
He said that this is because, “unlike everybody else, Black women can’t afford to (expletive) around and find out.”
“Black people understand how hard it is when things go bad, especially in America or anywhere where Black people exist,” he said, adding that Black women in particular “know what happens if things do not go the way they should.”
“I’ll tell you now, do yourself a favor: If you truly want to know what to do or how to do it or maybe the best way or the most equitable way, talk to Black women,” he continued. “They’re a lot of the reason that I’m here.”
Noah also thanked every member of the studio audience and recalled the early days of his time as “Daily Show” host when the show struggled to fill the audience.
“When I look at this now, I don’t take it for granted, ever,” he said, looking at the masked crowd. “Every seat that has ever been filled to watch somet