04/08/2020

Celebrity Profile

Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, politician, commentator and television host. He is the current host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.

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Noah was born on 20 February 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. His father (Robert Noah) is Swiss and his mother (Nombuyiselo Noah) is Xhosa. Noah claimed that his mother had converted to Judaism when he was about 10 years old, although she did not have him convert.

During the apartheid times, Noah’s mom was classified as black and his father white. However, Noah was classified as coloured. At the time of Birth, his parent’s interracial relationship was illegal under apartheid law. Patricia and her mother then raised Noah in the black township of Sowet. Noah went to school in Maryvale college, a private catholic school in Johannesburg.

In 2002, when Noah was 18, he had a small small role on an episode of the well known South African soap opera Isidingo. He later began to host his very on show called Noah’s Ark on Gauteng’s leading youth radio station, Yfm. He then left the station to focus mainly on comedy and has performed with South African comedians such as David Kau and Darren Simpson and with international acts such as Carl Barron and Paul Rodriguez, just to name a few.

A few years later, in 2011, Noah relocated to the United States. On 06 January 2012, noah became the first South African stand up comedian to make an appearance on The Tonight Show.

Noah has said of his comedic influences are the likes of Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle just to name a few. He later on said that “those guys are the guys that laid the foundation and have the yardstick for all comedians, not just Black Comedians

 

 

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