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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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Trevor Noah: It's not a privilege for me to have somebody say, 'Don't speak about who you really are. We saw you do what you do, and that's why we called you. But now we want you to water that down. Just filter out anything that might be controversial.'
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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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Both compelling & entertaining!
30 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had high expectations for this film and was not disappointed. It's a compelling and insightful look at the evolution of the comedy scene in South Africa. Trevor Noah is a talented comedian with an intriguing life story and there were poignant moments in the film that took me by surprise.

I thought the subtle uses of humor and irony throughout the documentary were brilliant. On the technical side, I enjoyed the dynamic cinematography and exceptional soundtrack. My husband, who isn't always a fan of documentaries, also greatly enjoyed the film. We both thought it was the perfect length as well and it didn't drag on as some documentaries tend to do.


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