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Tuesday, 16 January 2024 11:04

Trevor Noah's Daily Show wins Emmy for best variety talk series.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Photo Credit:AP.

South African comedian Trevor Noah has won Emmy for Outstanding Talk Series with The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at Monday night's 75th Annual Emmy Awards ceremony at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Last night Emmy was the show's first accolade in the category since former host Jon Stewart departed in 2015.

Noah left the show as the host in December 2022 but the Emmys were delayed for several months due to the writers' and actors' strikes of 2023.

The Daily Show beat the likes of The Late Show With Steven ColbertJimmy Kimmel LiveThe Problem With Jon Stewart and Late Night With Seth Meyers.

During his acceptance speech, Noah said: "This story has been so long, so crazy, so wonderful. Thank you so much to the team and the person I always thank, the crazy genius Jon Stewart. Thank you for calling me up and asking me to come join you on this crazy journey."

Noah also joked about 'beating' John Oliver, who was not in the same category as The Daily ShowLast Week Tonight with John Oliver won the first scripted variety series Emmy award. This is the eighth Emmy in a row for Oliver's show, having dominated the outstanding variety talk series category in previous years.

"I told you! I told you we would beat John Oliver if he wasn't in our category. We did it! We got rid of John Oliver!"

He also thanked the members of The Daily Show's team:

"I want to start by thanking the crazy Africans who followed me to this country, David Kibuuka and Joseph Opio, David Meyer, my partner in crime, the writers and the team, Roy Wood Jr. from the very beginning, Jordan Klepper, whose flight got cancelled."

A permanent replacement for Noah has yet to be found as the host of The Daily Show.

Noah's trophy cabinet is looking very healthy with two Emmy awards, five NAACP, two MTV awards and an Erasmus Prize, his Mama Patricia's wall cabinet must be shining bright.