Renowned comedian Trevor Noah, former host of “The Daily Show,” is bringing his comedic brilliance to the world of podcasts. Spotify announced that Noah will be hosting a weekly podcast, set to debut later this year, which promises to be a unique blend of his signature humor, sharp wit, and global perspective.
According to Spotify, the upcoming podcast, which is yet to be named, will offer Noah’s distinctive take on the hottest and most captivating topics of the moment. The series will feature not only Noah’s comedic monologues but also in-depth interviews with some of the most influential and interesting figures from around the world.
Unlike other exclusive deals on Spotify, Noah’s podcast will be available on multiple platforms, ensuring wider accessibility. This move highlights Spotify’s aim to bring big-name talents to its podcasting lineup and diversify its offerings.
Noah expressed his excitement about the opportunity to explore a new medium and expand on the elements that television might limit, particularly long-form conversations. With podcasts, Noah can engage in uninterrupted discussions, providing a platform for deep dives into various subjects without the constraints of traditional broadcast schedules.
In Noah’s own words, the podcast will deliver “interesting and meaningful conversations with some of the world’s most fascinating people,” while also injecting his trademark humor. With a touch of playful exaggeration, he jokingly added, “We’ll also probably fix every single issue humankind has ever faced, so you definitely want to join us for every episode.”
The deal with Trevor Noah underlines Spotify’s commitment to attracting high-profile talent to its podcasting platform. While not every podcast agreement has been successful for the streaming giant, the addition of Noah signifies the company’s confidence in his ability to entertain and engage a broad audience.
Julie McNamara, VP and head of global podcast studios at Spotify, expressed enthusiasm for having Noah on board, praising his creativity and unique perspective. McNamara described the podcast as an “always-on” talk format, highlighting Noah’s eagerness to embark on the next phase of his career and connect with his fans in a meaningful way.
The announcement of Trevor Noah’s forthcoming podcast took place during a conversation between the comedian and Spotify’s co-founder and CEO, Daniel Ek, at the Cannes Lions conference. The event also explored the ways in which creators can leverage new technologies and different mediums to forge connections with their audiences.
Before leaving “The Daily Show” in late 2022 after seven successful years, Trevor Noah became a household name, using humor to dissect current events and societal issues. Alongside his podcasting endeavor, Noah has hosted the Grammy Awards for the past three years and is the bestselling author of “Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood.”
Spotify, which entered the podcasting scene in 2019, boasts a vast library of over 5 million podcast titles and enjoys a listenership of over 100 million podcast enthusiasts. In 2022, the platform witnessed an impressive 165 original and licensed shows topping the Spotify charts across 99 markets.
Trevor Noah’s upcoming podcast promises to captivate listeners with its entertaining yet thought-provoking content, ensuring that fans and new audiences alike have an exciting platform to engage with his unique perspective on global affairs.