Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Under Trevor, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has broken free from the restraints of a 30-minute linear show, producing engaging social content, award-winning digital series, podcasts and more for its global audience. “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has received numerous Emmy Award nominations, including a 2021 nomination for Outstanding Variety Series, in a very competitive and increasingly crowded field. Additionally in 2021, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” received a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Series and an MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Talk / Topical Show. Trevor also received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special), a NAACP Image Award nomination for Entertainer of the Year and a Critics Choice Real TV Award nomination for Male Star of The Year. Trevor originally 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, and two seasons of his own late-night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”
Trevor has written, produced, and starred in 11 comedy specials, including his most recent, “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia,” on Netflix. The special touches upon racism, immigration, camping and more. “Trevor Noah: Son Of Patricia” received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety Show, as well as a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album. Other recent stand-up specials include “Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark” (2017) on Netflix and “Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation” (2015) 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 is the author of the
#1 New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African
Childhood” and its young readers adaptation “It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime:
Stories from a South African Childhood,” which also debuted as a New York Times
bestseller. The book received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two
NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and
another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.