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Trevor Noah: All You Need To Know About The New Host Of The Daily Show


Trevor Noah has cemented his place as one of the most versatile entertainers in the world. From being a stand-up comedian, to an engaging Television show presenter. How did he get here? Where did it start from?, these and many more questions we will be answering as we will be getting more details about his life and career. Let begin:


Trevor Noah was born on the 20th of February 1984 making him about 37 years of age. He was born to a Robert and Patricia. Robert being of German ancestry and Patricia being of the Xhosa tribe from South Africa. He was raised in a Christian household and spent his tender years in Soweto, South Africa.


He attended Maryvale College which was a Catholic school where he did his primary and secondary education.


Trevor Noah career started with him having a part in a soap opera titled ‘Isidingo’ in 2002. After his role in that soap opera, he went ahead to host a show on YFM. His show on radio was so engaging that it went viral, but that didn’t last for too long as he soon dropped the radio show and went full time into comedy. His comedy career was quite impressive as he caught the eye of several other celebrities and co-worked with top celebrities like Paul Rodriguez, Paul Zerdin and Russell Peters.

As a TV show host, he has shown his versatility by being exceptional in that field. He has appeared in various shows and movies such as ‘Run The Adventure’ which showed on SABC 1 from 2004-2006. After his amazing appearance in that show, he featured in a sport program which on SABC titled ‘Siyadlala’. He anchored the SAFTAs award which is a yearly award TV show in South Africa alongside the famous Eugene Khoza.

His uniqueness in delivering his art in the entertainment industry has received many praises from international experts such as Robert Lloyd who described him as a ‘composed personnel’.

Apart from being an experienced professional in the audiovisual field, he is also a fantastic author. He has written books which have been globally praised especially by critics in the United States. His book titled ‘Born A Crime’ which was published around November 2016 and was a success selling numerous copies both in South Africa and United States. The book was influenced by how his life was while growing.

Because of the success of this book, his team, and the writing staff of the Television program he used to work for published a book which consists of Donald Trump tweets and controversial posts which were made by the former President of the United States of America.


He was criticized for the joke he made on Jewish women in 2015. The backlash he received from the joke almost costed him his job at ‘The Daily Show’.

Also, during the peak of the first COVID-19 surge, where large number of people had their opinion on the cause of the pandemic, Trevor Noah had a session with Bill Gates, who in that interview, stated that he wanted to try the vaccine first on Africans before distribution. That interview did sit down well on many Africans as Trevor Noah received death threats and was criticized heavily for granting such interview.


Trevor Noah has been nominated for top awards and received recognitions both by local and international award bodies some of which are:

‘South African Comics Choice Award’ for the Comic of the Year, ‘MTV Africa Music Award’ for the Personality of the Year, ‘NAACP Image Award’ for the Outstanding Variety of the Year, ‘Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award’ for the Favorite African Star, ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for the Outstanding Short Form Variety Series, ‘Peoples Choice Award’ for the Nighttime Talk Show of the Year, ‘Dorian Awards’ for the TV Current Affair Show of the Year, ‘Producer Guild of America Award’ for the Outstanding Producer of Entertainment and Talk Television, ‘Grammy Award’ for the Best Comedy Album of the Year, ‘Critics Choice Real TV Awards for the Best Late night Talk Show, ‘GLAAD Media Award’ for the Outstanding Talk Show Episode, ‘TCA Awards’ for the Outstanding Achievement in Sketch, ‘Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards’ for the Best Broadcast Network.


Trevor Noah estimated net worth is over $100,000,000.


– ‘For my mother, my first-ever fan. Thank you so much for making me a man’ – Trevor Noah

– ‘If you stop to consider the ramifications, you’ll never do anything in life’ – Trevor Noah

– ‘In the United States, the big dream is to leave the ghetto, the slums, but in Soweto, South Africa the dream is to transform the ghetto’ – Trevor Noah

– ‘A kid cannot dream of being an astronaut if he does not know about space, the solar system’ – Trevor Noah.

That’s all on Trevor Noah.

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