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Trevor Noah          

Host of "The Daily Show"

Trevor Noah made his debut as host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Daily Show on Comedy Central October 28, 2015. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.

Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.

Noah’s one-man show “The Racist” at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe was a sold-out run that became one of the most talked about shows at the Festival that year. That same year, Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, “Trevor Noah: African American” premiered in 2013. Recently, Noah performed for the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance.

Noah was featured on the October 2014 cover of GQ South Africa and has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s Talk of the Nation. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. His 2015 comedy special “Lost in Translation” premiered on Comedy Central in November.

He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold-out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia as well as many U.S. cities.

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Trevor Noah on “Daily Show” diversity, P.C. outrage and racism: “America suffers from a level of institutionalized racial segregation”

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How Trevor Noah is Already Making 'The Daily Show' His Own

When Jon Stewart announced that he was stepping down from his sixteen-year run as the host of The Daily Show, and seldom-known South African comic Trevor Noah would be the next host, the questions over whether or not he'd be able to pull it off were frequently met with a refrain about how Stewart wasn't the first host the show had, either, and it survived that transition just fine...

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Trevor Noah recalls childhood under apartheid in new memoir

Some readers may be thrown a little by the title of Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood ...

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