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You Laugh But It's True (2011)

In the world of stand-up comedy in South Africa, Trevor Noah uses his childhood experiences in a biracial family during apartheid to prepare for his first one-man show.

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In the world of stand-up comedy in South Africa, Trevor Noah uses his childhood experiences in a biracial family during apartheid to prepare for his first one-man show.

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A journey from the township to the stage.


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Trevor Noah: If ever this comedy thing doesn't work out, then I've got poverty to fall back on. And I'm pretty sure I'll be cool there.
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Mr. Daywalker
written by Dudley Perkins, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Jack Brown
performed by Oh No
for Disrupt Productions
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Double take!
7 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

I watched this on Netflix just now. I decided to watch it because it sounded interesting. Well, it certainly delivers! I have a couple of acquaintances in South Africa, so I suppose I'm slightly less ignorant... but the two people I know there are white, so I think that certainly skews the point of view. I found this insightful, funny, touching... just really great. I am ashamed to admit, I didn't remember he was the one to take over the Daily Show until about 10 minutes before this was finished. To explain, I can't afford cable, and only catch clips on YouTube for at least the past 2 years. I hope to be in a better situation soon when I can have cable, because I want to watch him in action!! At any rate, this review is specifically for this documentary, which I think was very well done. Showing many perspectives, personal life... just very well done.


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