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Trevor Noah          

Host of "The Daily Show"

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor. He is also a very successful stand up comedian, with multiple stand up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix.

His 9th new comedy special, Afraid of the Dark, debuted on Netflix in 2017. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016.

In 2015, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. 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. He was nominated for "Personality of the Year" at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor's success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.

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, 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.

In November 2016, Trevor released his first book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. It was also nominated for two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.

The book is collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious.

Whether subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically hapless attempts at teenage romance, from the time he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters, the experiences covered in this book will shock and amaze, even as they leave you rolling on the floor with laughter.

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. Noah also 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 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”

Trevor Noah finally takes over “The Daily Show” on September 28th, and with every pre-air interview he grants, we learn more about the elusive heir to TV’s most beloved political satire franchise.

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...

Trevor Noah kills it in debut as 'The Daily Show' host - NY Daily News

Jon who? South African-born comedian Trevor Noah killed as the new host of “ The Daily Show” Monday, assuming the anchor desk with a wink by joking ...

How Trevor Noah’s Stand-Up TV Special Reflects New Reality for Comics, Networks

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Why Trevor Noah Works Out in his Office (Even Though It's Awkward)

As the captain of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah is required to keep strict and constant vigilance on what people seem to keep referring to as "the presidential election." Because Noah must keep his mind and body sharp enough to not only absorb such lunacy but write jokes and soothe people's minds about it, his job takes what Donald Trump might refer to as "stamina."

Trevor Noah recalls childhood under apartheid in new memoir

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From Pain and Tragedy to Global Empire: How Trevor Noah Became the Busiest Man in Comedy

Replacing Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' seemed like a suicide mission, but nearly four Trump-filled years in, the biracial South African star has become a best-selling author and a household name in U.S., all while keeping up a grueling stand-up schedule: “When there's no conflict, pain or tragedy, I don't know what to do."

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