Trevor Noah made his debut as host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central October 28, 2015. Noah joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2014 as a contributor.
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, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. 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.
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. That same year, 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. Recently, Noah performed for the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance.
Noah 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. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards. His 2015 comedy special “Lost in Translation” premiered on Comedy Central in November.
Noah is the New York Times best-selling author of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Trevor was born in apartheid South Africa to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist.
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 as well as many U.S. cities.
"Trevor was EXCELLENT! Everyone enjoyed him."- Pension Real Estate Association
"Just wanted to say thanks for an awesome event last night. Trevor's stand-up set was hilarious and he was incredibly thoughtful during the Q&A. We've gotten great feedback so far from our sold out audience and I'm grateful for your help in making it happen. "- University of Florida
"Everything went great! Trevor was on time, the crowd loved him, the show sold out and he was professional and very humble with the students and fans."- NOVA Southeastern University