Comedian Trevor Noah was an unexpected addition to satirical news show The Daily Show after Jon Stewart's 16-year tenure. After all, he had only been a contributor for about one year, totaling only five appearances, at the time of his appointment. On top of that, Trevor was a South African-born black man who still retained his accent. Nevertheless, Noah took over The Daily Show and has proved a successful and competent host. He has been nominated and won several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series in 2017. Despite producing daily episodes for much of the year, Trevor continues to perform stand-up for his fans, has written two books (Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood and The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library) and produced other programs. In addition, he has made appearances, including some cameos, on other series and podcasts.
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Although Trevor's short career as a correspondent on The Daily Show might have made him an unlikely pick for a host, it's not surprising that the show would propel Noah into stardom. Former Daily Show correspondents have moved on to their own shows and successful acting careers, among them Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Samantha Bee. Noah's path differed from Carell's, Oliver's and Bee's, however. He started his comedy career in 2002 in his native South Africa, later moving to American and British talk shows after a warm reception from fans and critics. Noah performed a steady stream of comedy specials before eventually relocating to the US in 2011 and becoming a correspondent on The Daily Show. He shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, Noah will host The Daily Show until at least 2022.
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Will Trevor Noah be performing in 2019?
Trevor Noah will be embarking on the Loud & Clear tour that consists mostly of American stops. The tour also has legs in Abu Dhabi and multiple stops in the United Kingdom.
The comedian will be performing mostly in arenas and larger theaters, so it won't be an intimate show. Trevor Noah is a seasoned comedian outside of The Daily Show, and fans can view his previous performances on such shows as Son of Patricia and Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. Noah has yet to release a comedy special based on his current Loud & Clear tour, so the content should be fresh even for fans who have previously seen him perform or watched his specials.
Is Trevor Noah's stand-up like The Daily Show?
The Daily Show is a satirical news program with a political slant. While Trevor Noah doesn't shy away from politics and societal issues such as racism and skin color in his stand-up act, the format is much different from the faux-news show with its shorter segments and contributors besides Trevor himself.
What topics does Trevor Noah cover in his stand-up?
Trevor Noah uses his experience as an African, a black man, an immigrant and a comedian to craft one-of-a-kind jokes. He often discusses social issues and racism, and his comedy is tinged with politics. For example, he's used Barack Obama and President Donald Trump in his stand-up.Back to Top