Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian and TV host. He is most popularly known for the Daily Show, a show airing on Comedy Central.
Trevor Noah Biography
Trevor Noah was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, on February 20, 1984. His father, Robert, is Xhosa, and his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, is Swiss-German. Noah’s mother is a fervent Christian who attends church on a daily basis.
When it comes to languages, Noah can get by in a variety of accents and dialects.
When Noah’s mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo, married Ngisaveni Abel Shingange, they had two sons, Andrew and Isaac, who were born in 1992. Trevor and his mother were both physically tortured by Shingange, leading to their divorce in 1996. Shingange shot Patricia Khoza in the leg and the back of the head in 2009 after she married Sfiso Khoza. Patricia survived because the bullet missed the spinal cord, brain, and all major nerves and blood arteries in her head before exiting through her nostril with slight damage. To avoid being shot himself, Shingange threatened Noah’s life over the phone when he was confronted about the shooting. Following his conviction for attempted murder in 2011, Shingange received a three-year sentence of house arrest.
Noah prides himself on having a global outlook and being progressive.
Despite this, he has made it clear that he views himself as a “progressive person,” not a “political progressive,” and he wishes not to be labeled as either right or left in the sense of US politics.
A non-profit organization located in Johannesburg, the Trevor Noah Foundation provides orphans and disadvantaged kids with the education, life skills, and social capital they need to succeed in the world.
Noah was chosen to speak to the Princeton University Class of 2021 on their Class Day. He delivered a virtual speech on 15 May 2021 and was inducted into the Class of 2021 as an honorary member.
Noah had a cameo appearance in an episode of the South African soap opera Isidingo in 2002. Later, on YFM, Gauteng’s premier youth radio station, he presented his own radio show, Noah’s Ark.
He gave up his radio show and acting career to focus on comedy, and he has shared the stage with South African comedians such as David Kau, Kagiso Lediga, Riaad Moosa, Darren Simpson, Marc Lottering, Barry Hilton, and Nik Rabinowitz, as well as international comedians such as Paul Rodriguez, Carl Barron, Dan Ilic, and Paul Zerdin, and as the opening act for American comedian Gabriel Iglesias in November 2007 and Canadian
Noah hosted the educational TV show Run the Adventure on SABC 2 from 2004 to 2006. He presented The Real Goboza, a gossip show on SABC 1, and Siyadlala, a sports show on the same network, in 2007. Noah cohosted The Amazing Date (a dating gameshow) with Pabi Moloi in 2008, and he was a Strictly Come Dancing contestant in the fourth series.
He co-presented The Axe Sweet Life, a reality competition series, with Eugene Khoza in 2009 and hosted the 3rd Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). Noah hosted the 16th annual South African Music Awards in 2010 and also hosted MNet’s Tonight with Trevor Noah (which later relocated to DStv’s Mzansi Magic Channel for the second season). In 2010, Noah joined Cell C, South Africa’s third-largest mobile phone network provider, as a spokesperson and consumer protection agent.
Noah has appeared in The Blacks Only Comedy Show, Heavyweight Comedy Jam, Vodacom Campus Comedy Tour, Cape Town International Comedy Festival, Jozi Comedy Festival, and Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunny Bafunn (2010). The Daywalker (2009), Crazy Normal (2011), That’s Racist (2012), and It’s My Culture (2012) are his stand-up comedy specials in South Africa (2013).
He moved to the United States in 2011. Noah made history by becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to perform on The Tonight Show in January 2012, and the first South African stand-up comic to go on Late Show with David Letterman in May 2013.
Noah was the subject of the documentary You Laugh But It’s True, which was released in 2012. The following year, he starred in Trevor Noah: The Racist, a one-man comedy show based on his similarly titled South African spectacular That’s Racist. Noah was the Roastmaster in a Comedy Central Roast of South African Afrikaans musician Steve Hofmeyr in September 2012. Trevor Noah: African American, a comedy special he did in 2013, was a hit. He appeared on BBC Two’s comic panel show QI in October 2013.
In November 2013, he was a panelist on Channel 4’s game show 8 Out of 10 Cats, and in September 2014, he was a member of Sean Lock’s team in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
In 2015, he succeeded Jon Stewart and became the host of the Daily Show.
Noah currently lives in Manhattan, NYC, United States.
Who does Trevor Noah date?
He is in a relationship with Minka Kelly.
Does Trevor Noah have a relationship with his father?
Yes, his father, Robert Noah loves him but at first, Trevor doubted if his father ever loved him until he got his assurance.
Was Trevor Noah married?
No, there is no evidence that we can get that suggests that Trevor Noah was ever married.
Trevor Noah Age
As of 2022, Trevor Noah is 38 years of age.
Trevor Noah Girlfriend
As of January 2022, Noah and Minka Kelly are currently dating each other. The pair haven’t made things official but are in love with one another.
Trevor Noah Wife and Children
As of 2022 (January), Trevor Noah has no known wife or children
Trevor Noah Mother
Noah’s mother was classed as Black under apartheid legislation, while his father was classified as White. Trevor Noah was labeled as a colored person. Noah’s parents’ interracial relationship was illegal at the time of his birth, as Noah points out in his autobiography. When the Immorality Act was revised in 1985, a year after his birth, interracial sexual interactions and marriages were decriminalized.
Trevor was brought up in the black slums of Soweto by Patricia and her mother, Nomalizo Frances Noah. Noah attended Maryvale College in Johannesburg, a private Roman Catholic primary and secondary school.
Trevor Noah Daily Show
Noah became a regular contributor to The Daily Show in December 2014. Comedian Trevor Noah was named the next host of The Daily Show in March 2015, and his stint began on September 28th of the same year.
As soon as he was announced as Stewart’s successor, the Internet was abuzz with criticism of jokes he’d posted on his Twitter account, some of which were deemed disrespectful to women and others as anti-Semitic or making light of the Holocaust.
Reactions to the criticism came from Noah, who tweeted, “To compress my views to a few jokes that didn’t land is neither a genuine reflection or progression of my character nor my maturation as an artist.”
In support of Noah, Comedy Central issued the following statement: “Unlike many comedians, Trevor Noah takes risks; he is controversial and spares no one, including himself. I think it’s unfair to assess him or his comedy based solely on a few of his jokes. Trevor has a bright future at Comedy Central as a skilled comedian.”
According to SAJBD chairperson Mary Kluk, the jokes were not indicative of anti-Jewish sentiment and were instead a characteristic of Noah’s comedic style. Video clips from past stand-up performances of Noah talking about Aboriginal women and the Marikana massacre have emerged, resulting in additional criticism.
Noah’s debut was well-received. For James Poniewozik of the New York Times, “Mr. Noah’s debut was mostly successful, it was also because the operating system—they show writing—running underneath” was a big part of it. “Charming and composed—almost unavoidably low-key compared with the frequently antic and amazed Stewart,” said Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times about him. Three stand-up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix have resulted from Noah’s popularity on the show. To keep him on as host of The Daily Show until at least 2022, Comedy Central renewed Noah’s contract in 2017. In addition, he would develop and present Comedy Central specials each year at the end of the year.
To promote Jordan Klepper’s new talk show, Noah started working on it back in April of last year. The Opposition with Jordan Klepper launched in September and lasted one season. A primetime weekly docuseries, Klepper, will premiere in May 2019. Noah also served as executive producer. When Noah signed a multi-year deal with Viacom in March 2018, he gave them first dibs on any future projects he worked on. Day Zero Productions, Noah’s new international production and distribution company, would also be launched as part of the arrangement.
Trevor Noah Net Worth
His net worth is staggering and according to our findings, it is reported to be around R1.5 billion. Yes, Trevor Noah’s net worth is huge and the TV host is a billionaire at least in Rands.