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Comedy Central and Trevor Noah have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the South African comedian hosting “The Daily Show” through 2022, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central.

As part of the pact, Noah will also produce and host annual, year-end, “Daily Show” specials, beginning this year.

“I’m thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of ‘The Daily Show’ and Comedy Central,” said Noah. “It’s really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years or until Kim Jong Un annihilates us all–whichever one comes first.”

Added Alterman, “Trevor makes us look smart on a daily basis, and for that we’re grateful.”

After setting new viewership highs during the month of August, “The Daily Show” is on pace to finish the 2016-2017 season as the only daily, late night talk show to post year-over-year growth in delivery among both total viewers (+14%) and Adults 18-49 (+6%), and is poised to finish the season a solid #3 in this key demographic, ahead of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” airs Mondays-Thursdays at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central and is available to stream the following day exclusively on thedailyshow.com and the Comedy Central App.

Below, a clip from “The Daily Show” featuring guest Idris Elba:

(Photo Credit: Associated Press)

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