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Trevor Noah is a popular South African comedian, producer, writer, actor, television host and political commentator. He is not just a top-notch stand-up artist in his own country, but also enjoys a strong fan following in the US and other parts of the world. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central’s popular The Daily Show.
Over the next few months, the comedian will be performing in a number of US cities. These include New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Boston and Detroit. If you want to catch the young witty comedian live in his element, purchase Trevor Noah tickets at the earliest.
Trevor Noah was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 2, 1984. At the time of his birth, Noah’s parents’ interracial relationship was considered illegal because of the apartheid system in South Africa. They kept their relationship a secret for some time. Later, Noah’s father moved back to Switzerland and he was raised by his mother and grandmother in South Africa.
In 2002, at eighteen years of age, Trevor Noah starred in the soap opera, Isidingo, where he played the role of a gangster. But he did not find the job exciting. He also struggled with memorizing his lines.
He then began his own radio show Noah’s Ark on South Africa’s biggest youth radio station, YFM. During his 20s, Noah became more interested in stand-up comedy. He dropped his radio show to focus on honing his performing skills. His friends admired his ability to speak numerous languages and imitate different accents and encouraged him to pursue his dream of becoming a standup comedy star.
Trevor Noah was next seen as the host of Run The Adventure, an educational television program that ran on SABC 2 from 2004 to 2006. In 2007, the comedian took over as the host of a gossip themed SABC 1 show The Real Goboza and a sports show, Siyadlala. The following year he joined Pabi Moloi as co-host of a dating game show, The Amazing Date.
Having gained recognition as a TV host, Trevor Noah decided to take a little break from hosting to try something new. He surprised his fans when he announced his decision to take part on the fourth series of the show, Strictly Come Dancing. Although video evidence of his second place finish on the show may not be easily available, Noah thoroughly enjoyed the experience and said that it allowed him to step out of his comfort zone.
In 2009, a film crew decided to make a documentary drama, You Laugh But It’s True, following Noah as he prepared material for his first one-man show The Daywalker, in Johannesburg. Released in the 2011, it is now available on Netflix. The film gives insights about the various challenges Noah faced while growing up in a country that was still grappling with racial tensions of the past.
The same year Noah had the opportunity to host the 3rd annual SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards). Besides he also co-hosted a reality competition series The Axe Sweet Life alongside Eugene Khoza. In 2010, Noah took on the job of hosting the South African Music Awards. The same year he became the consumer protection agent and spokesperson for Cell C, one of South Africa’s largest mobile phone providers.
In the year 2011, Trevor Noah relocated to the US and in early 2012, made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He is the first ever comedian from Africa to grace the show and also received a standing ovation for it. Noah also appeared on the popular Late Show with David Letterman.
In March of 2015, Trevor Noah took over as the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, earlier hosted by Jon Stewart. His tenure officially began in September, 2015 and his debut performance received immense critical acclaim and commercial success. The Los Angeles Times described the comedian as ‘charming and composed.’ The success of The Daily Show opened new opportunities for the versatile comedian. In January, 2016, he signed a book deal with Random House.
Trevor’s first book was released in November of 2016. Titled Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, it was a big success and went on to become a New York Times bestseller. Besides, the book/autobiography’s audiobook was declared Audible’s highest rated audiobook of the year 2016. It went on to receive two NAACP Image Award nominations; one in the category of Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and the other for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Autobiography category.
The book is a collection of Noah’s personal stories about growing up in South Africa, the apartheid system and the tumultuous freedom that came with its abolishment. He gives the audience a glimpse into the world that shaped his personality and views that are today evident in his incisive political and social commentary.
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Trevor Noah’s latest comedy special Afraid of the Dark is streaming on Netflix. It was shot at the Beacon Theatre in New York on November 5, 2016.
In a short span of time, Trevor Noah has earned immense recognition all over the world and won numerous awards along the way. He won the Personality of the Year honor at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2015 and a Primetime Emmy Award in 2017.
Trevor’s popularity is spread across five continents and his stand-up shows are packed to the rafters. If you want to be a part of one of them, book Trevor Noah tour tickets quickly.