Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, and television host best known for hosting “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central since 2015. He was born on February 20, 1984, in Johannesburg, South Africa, to a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father during the apartheid era, which made his mixed-race heritage a crime under the regime’s laws.
Noah began his career as a comedian in South Africa, performing on various comedy shows and festivals. He gained national recognition for his stand-up comedy performances and was eventually invited to perform on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno in the United States. He went on to perform in several countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
In addition to his stand-up comedy, Noah has worked as a radio DJ, television host, and actor. He hosted several shows in South Africa, including his talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah,” and the reality competition “, The Amazing Date.” He also appeared in “Mad Buddies” and “Black Panther.”
Noah joined “The Daily Show” as a correspondent in 2014 and became the show’s host the following year after Jon Stewart’s departure. Under his tenure, the show has continued to tackle political and social issues with humour and satire, earning critical acclaim and multiple Emmy Awards. Noah has also written several books, including his memoir “Born a Crime,” which details his upbringing in South Africa during apartheid and became a best-seller.
Noah is known for his sharp wit, cultural insights, and ability to navigate complex subjects with humour and sensitivity. He has become one of his generation’s most prominent comedians and television personalities, using his platform to raise awareness about social issues and promote diversity and inclusion.