Comedian Trevor Noah leaves Luminary Podcast Network and joins Spotify for Weekly Podcast Series

The comedian Trevor Noah signed a deal with the streaming platform Spotify to produce a weekly podcast original content with the streamer. Noah’s forthcoming Spotify podcast was announced during a conversation between the comedian and Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek at the Spotify Beach daytime lineup Tuesday at the Cannes Lions conference.

The new podcast series is set to debut later this year where Noah will interview a bunch of people across the world while touring the globe doing his comedy shows… WOW BIG WIN for Trevor.

The weekly podcast will feature Noah “signature humor and razor-sharp wit with his global perspective to deliver a unique take on the hottest and most captivating topics of the moment,” according to Spotify. The series (whose name is TBD) will also feature in-depth interviews between Noah and “some of the most influential and interesting figures around the world,” the company said.

Noah’s podcast will be a “Spotify original,” but not exclusive to the streamer, according to Spotify the show will be available to listen to across numerous podcast platforms to expand its reach.

“I’ve always been somebody who enjoys trying new things and exploring different ways to express what I do,” Noah told Variety. “I think this is going to be a really exciting opportunity to create a little more of what I’ve always created — and a lot more of what I haven’t created before.”

Podcasting “just gives me an opportunity to expand a little bit more on some of the elements that television doesn’t necessarily allow you to as much — which is long form,” he said. For example, a podcast lets you speak to somebody for, say, 40 minutes or more if you need to, and you’re not “restricted by the blocks of TV time as they’re dictated by ads,” he said. With a podcast, “I can be anywhere in the world creating an episode.”

Noah said, “we’ll engage in interesting and meaningful conversations with some of the world’s most fascinating people. We’ll also probably fix every single issue humankind has ever faced so you definitely want to join us for every episode.”

“Trevor fits into our upcoming strategy on every level we could hope for,” said Julie McNamara, VP, head of global podcast studios at Spotify.

“He’s a consummate creator with a unique point of view. It’s an always-on podcast, talk format. He’s really excited to be jumping into the next act of his life and career and to build community and talk to his fans about all that.”

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