1st promo for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah released

It’s a known fact now that Trevor Noah is the new host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. He is the first South African to achieve such, and I’m extremely proud of this incredible progression in his career. I think he’ll bring a lot to the table and he’s perfectly capable of holding down the hosting duties. So may the countdown begin!

Obviously the hype will start to build now and so with that in mind, the channel has just released its first promo for the show, which kicks off later this year. Check it out:

Can’t wait to see him in action.

Trevor Noah shows us how to dream REAL BIG


On Monday news spread across the Net about South African comedian, Trevor Noah being named the next host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. The 31 year old will take over from the highly acclaimed Jon Stewart later this year. This is big…. REAL BIG.

There are only a handful of South African stars who have cracked the notorious American market, including:

  • Actress Charlize Theron
  • Actors Sharlto Copley and Arnold Vosloo
  • Grammy winners, The Soweto Gospel Choir and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Supermodel Candice Swanepoel

And now Mr. Trevor Noah! So why is this such a big deal? Well for a number of reasons.

For one, Trevor isn’t American – obviously. There have been several murmurs online with people saying it isn’t fair that a woman wasn’t given the role. According to Comedy Central they considered both men and women, but Trevor was the one who really stood out.Some really bored people who also decided to trawl through his 8000+ tweets to try and find some dirt on him. They found a few from 2011 and 2012, that have now caused a major stir. Blah blah blah… He’s a comedian who pokes fun and anyone and everyone, including himself.  Do comedians always take the moral high ground? Do they never offend? Thought so, so these haters must just stop hating and JBS. He brings in an international audience and potentially newer, more compelling content that isn’t totally America. I think that’s what the talk show scene needs.

Trevor must be the youngest personality to be given such a gig. So that’s also huge, but if we look at his rise to global fame, we can see how well and cleverly crafted this career move was by him and his team. Trevor has been doing stand up comedy for quite some time now. He has traveled far and wide and picked up a huge following in the process. He pokes fun and everyone and his whit really has won over millions. He not only hosted a radio show in SA for a short while, but he also had two relatively successful seasons of his talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He was clearly keen on that format and perhaps he was already gunning for a bigger platform like the Daily Show, after the show came to an end in SA? Hence his many gigs and hours, days, months spent in the US. After just three short appearances on The Daily Show, he clearly wowed and impressed enough because this is where we are now.

So while many will no doubt look and analyze at the brand that is Trevor Noah in more detail, there’s one thing that really stands out for me. He has once again inspired millions of South Africans (young, old, black, coloured, white, gay, straight) to dream big, set their goals and aspirations high and go for it. It is possible and it can be achieved. Just work hard, hustle harder and make your destiny becomes your reality. I lost focus of my goals a few years back, but I’m back on track now and I’m not holding back.

I’m so incredibly proud of Trevor Noah and the other maybe lesser-known South Africans doing so well abroad. You’ve inspired, you’re making us aspirational and you deserve the success you’re so rightfully enjoying. We will support you all the way and know.

Official press statement: Trevor Noah takes over from Jon Stewart



Johannesburg, 30 March 2015:  South Africa comedian Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show,” it was announced today by Comedy Central (DStv Channel 122).

Noah (www.trevornoah.com) joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor. 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. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, he has successfully become the top comedian in Africa. Noah has hosted numerous television shows including his own late night talk show in his native country, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”

“Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Ganeless. “For the next host of ‘The Daily Show,’ we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.”

“It’s an honour to follow Jon Stewart. He and the team at ‘The Daily Show’ have created an incredible show whose impact is felt all over the world,” said Noah. “In my brief time with the show they’ve made me feel so welcome. I’m excited to get started and work with such a fantastic group of people.”

Said Jon Stewart: “I’m thrilled for the show and for Trevor. He’s a tremendous comic and talent that we’ve loved working with…In fact, I may rejoin as a correspondent just to be a part of it!!

Speaking on behalf of Comedy Central, Africa, Evert van der Veer said, “When you hear that a South African comedian is going replace Jon Stewart as the  host of the most trusted satirical comedy show in the world, you know it’s  a great day for Trevor Noah and an extraordinary milestone for African comedy.  Supporting African comedians and comedy has been one of the key tenets of Comedy Central Africa since we started, and we salute Trevor’s achievement with pride in our hearts and a tear in our eye.”

Noah was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film “You Laugh But It’s True” which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. Noah’s one-man show “The Racist” at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe was a sold out run that became one of the most talked about shows at the Festival that year. Recently, Noah performed for the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance.

Noah (@TrevorNoah) was featured on the October 2014 cover of GQ South Africa and has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” among others. He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Trevor’s show’s premiere will be announced at a later date.

Noah is represented by LEG, CAA, and Morris Yorn.

Trevor Noah
Image: on.cc.com/110f71h
Video: youtu.be/AHO1a1kvZGo (“The Daily Show”); youtu.be/IkaaEqbor5U (stand-up)
Website: www.trevornoah.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialTrevorNoah
Instagram: TrevorNoah
Twitter: @TrevorNoah


Holy fucken fuckidity fuck fuck! I’m so so so stoked for Trevor. I’m going to have a more concise and less excited post about this news this week, but oh my fuck Trevor!!! Epic on all levels.