Actor and comic Roy Wood Jr. may quickly discover himself sitting behind “The Daily Show” anchor’s desk on a full-time foundation following Trevor Noah’s departure.
Noah, 38, introduced on Thursday’s episode of the Comedy Central present that he will soon be exiting after seven years.
Executives are actually eyeing up potential replacements, and it appears as if one of many prime contenders within the working is the 43-year-old comic, according to TMZ.
Wood Jr. joined the present again in 2015 and has since grow to be one of many present’s main correspondents.
Sources instructed the outlet that the comedian is presently in demand on the stand-up circuit. His recognition reportedly skyrocketed after he starred within the 2022 movie, “Confess, Fletch.”
The comedian’s contract is reportedly up for renewal quickly, nonetheless, TMZ claims Wood Jr. has not been instructed he’s a candidate simply but as the method continues to be in an “infancy stage.”
It’s additionally attainable that the following host may very well be a lady, in keeping with the outlet.
The Post has reached out to Comedy Central, Wood Jr., and Noah’s reps for remark.
Announcing his departure from the late-night franchise on Thursday’s episode, Noah mirrored on the truth that his anniversary on the present had come up.
“I found myself thinking throughout the time, everything that we’ve gone through … and I realized that after seven years, my time is up,” Noah stated.
Noah assumed the present’s anchor desk in 2015 succeeding Jon Stewart, who, in flip, took over in 1999 from Craig Kilborn and helped construct the present right into a late-night pressure throughout his 16-year run.
“After seven years, I feel like it’s time,” Noah continued, describing that he needs to discover different elements of his life and misses “learning other languages, going to other countries and putting on shows and just being everywhere doing everything.”