Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. In recent years with Noah as host, The Daily Show has been nominated for multiple Writers Guild and NAACP Image Awards and won a GLAAD Media Award.
Noah debuted his ninth comedy special, Afraid of the Dark, on Netflix in February 2017, which was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. In 2015, he debuted his stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. 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. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African American, premiered in 2013. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has spanned across five continents with sold-out shows.
Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows, including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late-night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah.
In November 2016, Noah released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. The book is a collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender and always hilarious.