Host Trevor Noah to pay salaries of furloughed 'Daily Show' crew

Trevor NoahTrevor NoahPelosi predicts Trump would accept election results if he loses, but says 'be prepared for everything' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP, Dems jockey for position on police reform Democratic fears grow over 2020 voter suppression MORE, host of “The Daily Show," is paying the salaries of the members of his crew that have been furloughed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Variety reports.

While a remote version of the show – dubbed “The Daily Social Distancing Show With Trevor Noah” – has been happening, studio production of the show was stopped last month, leading to the furloughing of 25 employees. 

“These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show,” a source close to the show told Variety.

“Trevor is personally covering their salaries until the production business opens again. He respects his crew tremendously and feels it’s only right that they get thru this together," the source added.

Comedy Central on Monday announced that the remote version of the show would be extended from 30 minutes to 45 minutes.