Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host.
He is the current host of The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. Noah has won various awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award from eleven nominations.
Trevor Noah is leaving The Daily Show after hosting it for seven years, indicating he wants to dedicate more time to standup comedy.
The 38-year-old comedian moved to the United States in 2011 and was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, had big shoes to fill when he took over in 2015 after the exit of longtime host Jon Stewart.
He quickly established himself with his own brand, suited for an era where online influence was often greater than that of content on cable television.
He delicately covered some crucial moments on his show in American history, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2021 attacks on the US Capitol.
He said of succeeding his legendary predecessor: “I don’t think I would ever have been ready, but that’s when you must do it – you will not be ready.”