“I was born a crime” is one of Trevor Noah’s jokes about him being a product of an interracial marriage. Born of a black South African mother and a Swiss father in a country that only emerged from the darkness of apartheid two decades ago. Noah’s one man show, The Racist, blends comedy with social comment, leaving audiences all over the world, from Edinburgh, the United States, Sub-Saharan Africa and his homeland rolling in non-segregated aisles. I personally enjoy his great sense of humour. He is a proud African who uses his great sense of humour to educate, inform, inspire and entertain his audience. He is definitely the better Chris Rock of Africa.
With his growing popularity he has sold more DVDs than any other standup comediam on the African continent. Fans recite his performances verbatim, share his clips globally, and have joined him in legions on Facebook and Twitter. Noah has hosted numerous television shows in South Africa, including the country’s music, television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival, and two seasons of his own late night talk show. He is also the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of Trevor’s remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa.
Noah had his U.S. television debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in January, which prompted multiple invitations to return and appear in signature sketches. He toured America with stand-up star Gabriel Iglesias playing to packed houses in the thousands, and headlined club venues winning over audiences at every stop. Noah presented his one man show “The Racist” at the 21012 Edinburgh Fringe (presented by icon Eddie Izzard) in a sold out run that became the buzz of audiences and journalists. Along with a recent article in Newsweek, Noah was a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and is guesting on the BBC Radio’s Front Row. Having just completed an unprecedented three month run across South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, Noah is appearing in a six week sold out run at London’s Soho Theater.