We are all familiar with the humor and snide comments of Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, but who is this fresh face that has succeeded him? None other than Trevor Noah.
Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has been a notable and rising comedian. Taking a giant leap in his career, Noah’s website, www.trevornoah.com (how original), says, “Noah has hosted numerous television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.”
Recently, Noah addressed major issues, both domestic and international, that have taken place in the past year. Sharing his viewpoint on current events, Noah spoke on terrorism, racial tensions in America, and his difficulties traveling through the United States as an African during the Ebola crisis.
One wonders if Noah was chosen as the next host of the Tonight Show because of his diverse background. America, in general, is trying to become much more open and embrace diversity. With his multi-cultural background, Noah has broken the main-stream “white guy” late night show host stereotype and brought variety and laughs to the Comedy Central show. At only 31 years old and still rising to the peak of what looks like a great career, all that can be said is, Rock it, Noah! Though the show reported a 38% viewing drop in March, there is still plenty of time for Noah to make a name for himself. With a new generation emerging, and diversity and acceptance being the “new fad”, it’s only a matter of time before Noah bursts through the top of the talk show bubble and takes over as number one.