Born on 20 February 1984, Trevor Noah is a South African born TV and radio host, and comedian. After playing a starring role in the South African soap opera Isidingo, he started his own radio show Noah’s Ark. Being a polyglot, he speaks several languages including English, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Afrikaans and some German and Spanish. Despite coming from a somewhat broken home, and faced with violence, Trevoh defied the odds to become one of South Africa’s most award winning comedian ant TV/radio show host of all time.
In 2011 he moved to the US and became the first South African comedian to appear on both the Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show. In 2015, He succeeded Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Some of his other achievements include:
- South African Comic of the Year 2012.
- MTV Africa Music Awards Personality of the Year 2015.
- MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Host 2017 for his role in his show The Daily Show.
- The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favourite African Star 2017.
“People love to say, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” What they don’t say is, “And it would be nice if you gave him a fishing rod.” That’s the part of the analogy that’s missing.” -Trevoh
A real fighter he is, Noah has set the standard as a role model for today’s youths to follow; that of persistence, patience and hope.