Trevor Noah Undergoes Emergency Appendectomy

Daily Show host will miss tonight's show

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The Daily Show host Trevor Noah was rushed this morning into emergency surgery, where the late-night comedian underwent an appendectomy.

"We're happy to report that the procedure went well and he is currently recuperating from the surgery," Comedy Central said in a statement.

Tonight's show will be a repeat, but Noah is expected back Thursday night.

In an interview with Adweek for this week's cover story, the 31-year-old South African comedian talked about the rigors of hosting a new show every day.

"Three things," he told us. "No. 1, having a great angle, covering the news, making it funny. The second thing is planning for the future while we're working on the present. You're doing that at the same time, and that's tough, because often creativity lives in the space of a very relaxed atmosphere. Third is, on a personal level, finding that you have to make your skin thicker and thicker every single day."

@ChrisAriens Chris Ariens is the managing editor and director of video at Adweek.
Publish date: November 4, 2015 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT