Noah, who replaced Jon Stewart as the show’s host, addressed fans — and haters — in an emotional farewell episode that also included his correspondents giving him props one last time.
His farewell address focused on honoring Black women — especially his mother, grandmother, aunt and others who have shown him love over the years.
“If you truly want to learn about America, you talk to Black women,” he said.
“Because unlike everybody else, Black women can’t afford to fuck around and find out. Black people understand how hard it is, when things go bad, especially in America, but any place that Black people exist.”
Noah continued: “When things go bad, Black people know that it gets worse for them. But Black women, in particular, they know what shit is, genuinely.”
Talking to Black women, he said, could guide people looking for the best or fairest way to do something in their lives.
Comedy Central still hasn’t named a new host, or hosts, for the show.
Watch part of Noah’s goodbye message below.