Trevor Noah will serve as the host for the 2023 Grammy Award show. He is best known for hosting ‘The Daily Show’.
The comedian has hosted the Grammy Awards three times. He first hosted the show in 2021, which took place during the COVID pandemic and thus was restricted to a limited in-person audience.
The audience almost exclusively consisted of nominees. Guests of honour were masked and seated at socially distanced tables of two. It marked the first time in the Grammys’ history that a pandemic had upended the show. The awards were won by the likes of Megan Thee Stallion, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish.
Noah recalled, “Nobody knew what was happening, and yet everybody was trying to create a semblance of normalcy. It felt cavernous. There’s no crowd. You would think it would be awkward — but it became less awkward. It became intimate.”
Trevor is a voracious music consumer and realized that hosting unlocked the ultimate hack: gaining access to music he loves that no VIP pass could rival.
Noah jumps at the opportunity to gush over his favorite performances: “The greatest concert that I’ve been to in my life is easily Beyoncé!” he exclaims, recalling ‘Beychella’ before rattling off other favourites, like Daniel Caesar at Coachella, Black Coffee in Brooklyn and Kendrick Lamar during his The Big Steppers Tour (“truly out-of-this-world special”). In the end, he changes his mind about his “greatest” concert ever, handing the crown to jazz savant Robert Glasper.
Trevor Noah stepped down as host of ‘The Daily Show’ earlier in December of this year. He announced his planned departure in September.
In January, Noah will embark on his ‘Off the Record’ world tour with shows planned in 28 U.S. cities, as well as stops in Europe and his native South Africa.