Trevor Noah to executive produce US version of Mock the Week

Trevor Noah has been announced as the new executive producer of 'Mock the Week'.



Trevor Noah will executive produce the comedy series
Trevor Noah will executive produce the comedy series

Trevor Noah is set to executive produce a US version of 'Mock the Week'.

The 39-year-old comedian - who left 'The Daily Show' last year - has agreed to become an executive producer of the satirical panel show, which has aired in the UK since 2005.

Trevor said in a statement: "Two things I'm most passionate about in life are paying my landlord and making people laugh. We could all use a little bit more laughter as we continue to navigate today's crazy world. By bringing 'Mock the Week' to America with the talented Dan Patterson, I'm looking forward to doing just that."

Dan - who co-created the British show - added: "After 21 successful seasons on the BBC, we can't wait to bring the format to the US and work with America's deep pool of brilliant comedians."

A host for the show is set to be announced at a later date and production will begin later this year.

Trevor hosted 'The Daily Show' for seven years, after replacing Jon Stewart in the role.

The comedian thanked people who "hate-watched" the show during his last-ever episode.

He said: "I remember when we started the show, we couldn't get enough people to fill an audience. There were empty seats and then I look at this now, I don't take it for granted ever.

"Every seat that has ever been filled to watch something that I'm doing. I always appreciate it because I know there's an empty seat that sits behind it so thank you so much. Thank you to the people who watch [and] the people who share the clips."

Trevor subsequently joked that his detractors have helped to boost the show's ratings.

He quipped: "Everyone who's had an opinion, everyone whose been kind enough and gracious enough, even if it's a critique ... I wanna say I appreciate those people. Even the people who hate-watch, you still pulled up the ratings so thank you - I'm eternally grateful to you."