Slick, intelligent, blissfully funny…This is insightful, warm, classy comedy
Trevor Noah is an award-winning comedian, writer and television host.
Hailing from South Africa and born a mixed-raced child under Apartheid, Trevor challenges the status-quo through his unique perspective. He first rose to prominence in his native country, releasing five hour-long stand-up specials and eventually going on to sell more DVDs than any other stand-up on the African continent. He has also hosted numerous television shows in his home country, including the national music, television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival, and two seasons of his own late night talk show.
Trevor’s rise to the top of the global comedy and entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric. His US television debut on The Tonight Show in 2012 led to multiple invitations to return as well as appearances on fellow late night institution The Late Show With David Letterman. He was made Senior International Correspondent on satirical giant The Daily Showin 2015 and after just three appearances was appointed host of the show, taking over from Jon Stewart in one of the most coveted and prestigious jobs in US and indeed global comedy.
Trevor is also fast becoming a household name in the UK, appearing on leading UK TV shows such as C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC’s Live At The Apollo, QI and Would I Lie To You. In 2014 he performed in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at The Royal Variety Performance and in 2015 for legendary charity Comic Relief as part of Red Nose Day at London’s prestigious Palladium Theatre.
He performed his one man show The Racist at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (presented by Eddie Izzard) in a month-long, sold-out run that became the buzz of audiences and journalists and prompted a Malcolm Hardee Award for the ‘Act Most Likely To Make A Million Quid’. After completing an unprecedented three month run across South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, Trevor ran his show in a six-week sold-out run at London’s Soho Theatre from December 2012 through January 2013. This six-week run is the best-selling comedy show in the Soho Theatre’s history. He was also nominated for the prestigious Barry Award for Outstanding Show at the 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
In May 2013, Trevor opened his one man show, Born A Crime, off-Broadway for a four week run at 45 Bleecker in New York City. In the summer of that year he also starred in his first U.S. stand-up TV special and performed at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Trevor’s latest show, Lost In Translation, went to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2015 and then London for two sell-out dates.
- The Daily Show (USA) (2015-) (Host)
- Comic Relief (BBC1, 2015) (Performer)
- Celebrity Squares (ITV, 2015)
- Would I Lie To You (BBC1, 2014, 2015) (Guest Panelist)
- Royal Variety Performance (ITV, 2014) (Performer)
- Live At The Commonwealth (BBC1, 2014) (Performer)
- 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 2014) (Guest Panelist)
- 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4, 2013) (Guest Panelist)
- Live At The Apollo (BBC1, 2013) (Guest Stand-up)
- QI (BBC2, 2013) (Guest Panelist)
- The David Letterman Show (NBC, 2013) (Guest)
- The Tonight Show (NBC, 2012) (Guest)
- Front Row (BBC R4, 2012) (Guest)
- Trevor Noah: Lost In Translation (Edinburgh Festival, then UK National Tour 2015)
- Trevor Noah: The Racist (UK National Tour 2013-2014)
- Trevor Noah: The Racist (Melbourne & Montreal Comedy Festivals 2013)
- Trevor Noah: The Racist (Edinburgh Festival 2012, then Soho Theatre 2012-2013)
You can see what prompted Eddie Izzard to want to produce him here…he performs with remarkable poise, scoring plenty of hits…a great entertainer.
Noah is an immensely likeable performer – warm and upbeat, with an inquiring, irreverent approach to other people’s prejudices…we can expect a lot more from him over here.
Rare is the comic who can unite a diverse audience in laughter while making potentially divisive comments.
He’s instantly and effortlessly in control of the room, and his material is insightful and entertaining.
A handsome, effortlessly, engaging polyglot…Fascinating and frequently hilarious…For someone so persecuted by language’s prejudices and limitations, Noah demonstrates a mastery of it, standing out chiefly for his considerable talent.
Intelligent, classily and savvily-observed comedy from a warm and genuine performer.