The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Outstanding Variety Talk Series


Trevor Noah and The Daily Show News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture.

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Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Trevor Noah, Jennifer Flanz, Jill Katz, Justin Melkmann, Max Browning, Eric Davie, Pamela DePace, Ramin Hedayati, David Kibuuka, David Paul Meyer, Zhubin Parang, Elise Terrell, Dan Amira, Jocelyn Conn, Jeff Gussow, Shawna Shepherd, Beth Shorr

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Dan Amira
Lauren Sarver Means
Daniel Radosh
David Angelo
Devin Delliquanti
Zach DiLanzo
Geoff Haggerty
Josh Johnson
David Kibuuka
Matt Koff

X Mayo
Christiana Mbakwe
Dan McCoy
Trevor Noah
Joseph Opio
Randall Otis
Zhubin Parang
Kat Obrien
Scott Sherman

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

David Paul Meyer

Paul Pennolino

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Ronny Chieng
Michael Kosta
Roy Wood Jr.
Jaboukie Young-White
Lewis Black

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Desi Lydic
Dulcé Sloan

Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming

Mike Choi
Tom Favilla
Lauren Beckett Jackson
Nikolai Johnson
Mark Paone
Erin Shannon
Catherine Trasborg

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for A Variety Series

George Gountas

Outstanding Motion Design

Dave Heiss

Michael Hogan

Outstanding Main Title Design

Michael Hogan

Outstanding Contemporary Makeup for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program (Non-Prothetic)

Enid Seymore

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special

Tim Lester
Patrick Weaver
Marilyn Vigilante

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series

Mike Williams
Paul Ranieri
Tom Dowling
Tim Quigley
Phil Salanto
Rich York


“As a global pandemic and the legacy of American racism dominated newscasts, Noah seemed almost predestined for the moment…”

– GQ

“a winning formula”

– Variety

“a beacon of light in the darkest of times.”

– IndieWire

“uniquely qualified to contextualize the chaotic events of 2020”

– Newsweek

“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah is on a roll.”

– Deadline

“the gold standard for all at-home late night comedy shows”

– Salon

“set the standard for socially distanced shows.”

– Gold Derby


S25 E112 | June 8, 2020 – MISKI NOOR & ANQUAN BOLDIN

Following the killing of George Floyd, Trevor discusses the nationwide protests against police brutality and highlights the cities taking steps toward police reform. Black Visions Collective’s Miski Noor joins Trevor to examine police brutality in Minneapolis, and Anquan Boldin discusses the Players Coalition and using the NFL as a platform for racial justice.

S25 E151 | September 9, 2020 – Jane Fonda

Trevor breaks down the news of the day: California wildfires create an apocalyptic scene, Trump admits to downplaying the virus threat, and the Oscars announce diversity requirements. Plus, Desi Lydic talks to the creator of gender reveal parties, and Trevor sits down with Jane Fonda to discuss civil disobedience in the name of climate change.

S26 E48 | January 27, 2021 – Amanda Gorman

Trevor covers international coronavirus news, President Biden and Republicans make divergent demands for unity, and Amanda Gorman discusses her historic inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb.”

S26 E59 | February 16, 2021 – Bill Gates

Trevor discusses the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans, and Ronny Chieng explains how you can help stop this wave of violence. Roy Wood Jr. examines the history of trailblazing Black doctors, and Bill Gates joins Trevor to discuss the state of the pandemic, how conspiracy theories have affected vaccine perception and steps we can take to stop climate change.

S26 E74 | March 22, 2021 – Michelle Obama

Trevor unpacks the day’s biggest headlines: Maskless spring breakers cause a state of emergency in Miami, the British royal family announces plans for a Diversity Czar (possibly Michael Kosta?) and the NCAA faces sexism allegations. Plus, Former First Lady Michelle Obama chats with Trevor about how she hopes her new Netflix show will encourage healthy eating through love and not shame.