Trevor Noah recently made his debut as the new host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central which he joined in 2014 as a contributor.
Born in South Africa, 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.
In November, 2016, Trevor will be releasing his 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. 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 recently debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Filmed at The Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C., it brings Noah’s unique world-view and analysis of American culture to the forefront. Noah addresses major domestic and international events of the past year, sharing his outlook on the world today, including terrorism, racial tensions in America, and what it was like being African and traveling into the United States during the Ebola crisis.