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Trevor Noah signs long-term deal with Viacom

Viacom, Comedy Central’s parent company, is keeping Daily Show host Trevor Noah in the fold for a while.

The deal includes multiple platforms for Noah’s production shingle, Day Zero.

It helps that Noah already has lined up with Paramount for the movie adaptation of his memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o playing his mother.

“I’ve found a strong and incredibly valuable partnership in Viacom,” said Noah, who has hosted The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central since 2015 and is signed to continue hosting the show through 2022. “Our shared vision of bringing diverse cultural conversations and exciting creative projects to the forefront of the entertainment industry and to our constantly expanding audience, continues to strengthen our relationship. I couldn’t be more excited to share Born A Crime with Paramount and the very talented Lupita Nyong’o.”

“Working with the best, most versatile talent in the entertainment industry is a strategic priority for Viacom,” President and CEO Bob Bakish said, “which is why we are thrilled to expand our relationship with Trevor and his creative team at Day Zero with this cross-house partnership. Trevor’s creative sensibilities and ability to drive the cultural conversation around issues that matter to our young, global audiences make him an ideal partner for Viacom across every screen we serve.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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