Trevor Noah was born in 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa to a black mother and white father during apartheid. Despite a turbulent start to life and a childhood tarred with discrimination, Trevor Noah endured and a future comedy legend was brewing. Today, Trevor Noah is a much loved stand-up comic, television star and radio personality with an eclectic approach to the genre which includes flavours of satire, surrealism, observation and his signature deadpan delivery. Enjoy this world-famous comic for yourself when you grab Trevor Noah tickets online at StubHub.
Trevor Noah comedy career beginnings
Trevor Noah made his first appearances on television with a role in the South African soap opera Insidingo at the age of just 18. He would later move into radio and television work that showcased his comic ability, with his first solo show, Noah's Ark debuting on YFM, a popular youth radio station his native South Africa.
Despite enjoying plenty of success as a presenter and television personality, Trevor Noah's passion for comedy spurred him on to perform as a stand-up regularly. He performed alongside leading talents on home soil, including South African legends like Darren Simpson and Barry Hilton. He also opened for several musical talents and comedians during South African legs of their tours, including a set for Gabriel Iglesias in 2007 and Canadian comic Russell Peters.
Trevor Noah - mainstream breakthrough and international success
In an attempt to boost his career in comedy further, Noah moved to the United States in 2011. The move proved to be a fruitful one, with appearances on The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman in 2013. Trevor Noah was the first South African stand-up to appear on either show and his appearances launched into him the American consciousness, unveiling his satirical comedy stylings to millions. Capitalising on his success in the US, Noah later took his act to the UK and was invited to appear on popular panel shows including QI and 8 Out of 10 Cats.
In late 2014, he became a contributor on The Daily Show as a correspondent. He became an instant hit with viewers and was hotly tipped to replace Jon Stewart as the main host of the program when Stewart announced his departure from the show in 2015. In March of that year, it was announced that Noah would indeed replace Stewart as host of the show. He quickly established himself in his new role, introducing several new elements that proved popular, including several new correspondents. Despite his increased television commitments, Noah continues to tour and perform his legendary stand-up to millions across the world. Experience his unique take on satirical comedy yourself and order Trevor Noah tickets online at StubHub.