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Trevor Noah Is Coming Back to TV With ‘Mock the Week’

Trevor Noah Is Coming Back to TV With ‘Mock the Week’

After a brief hiatus from television, former Daily Show host Trevor Noah is returning to the small screen as the executive producer (and probable host) of the American version of Mock the Week.

For those unfamiliar with the iconic British show, Mock the Week is a topical panel show where two teams of comedians and celebrities debate and satirize national and global events. And Noah believes it’s exactly what the U.S. needs to brighten the current political climate.

“Two things I’m most passionate about in life are paying my landlord and making people laugh,” said Noah. “We could all use a little bit more laughter as we continue to navigate today’s crazy world.”

The original show’s creator, Dan Patterson, also created the internationally beloved improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and is excited to bring Mock the Week to America. “After 21 successful seasons on the BBC, we can’t wait to bring the format to the U.S. and work with America’s deep pool of brilliant comedians,” he said in the statement.

For Lauren Anderson, head of original, unscripted and targeted programming for Amazon’s Prime Video and Freevee platforms, Noah and Patterson will bring the best of both worlds to the table.

“In one episode, you can catch up on weekly headlines, hear multiple points of view on a topic, and find your next favorite stand-up comedian,” Anderson said. “We are thrilled to expand our comedic slate on Amazon Freevee, with … two enormously talented producers.”

The U.S. version of Mock the Week will air on Freevee, a former IMDb channel, in 2024.

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