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Trevor Noah: African American (2013)

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Special 5 July 2013
Celebrated as the most popular comedian in South Africa, Trevor Noah takes the stage in "African American" to explore his often-bewildering journey of arriving in America and simply wanting... See full summary »

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Celebrated as the most popular comedian in South Africa, Trevor Noah takes the stage in "African American" to explore his often-bewildering journey of arriving in America and simply wanting to be "black." Noah shares his perspective of growing up a mixed-race child under Apartheid, and fearlessly breaks down racial stereotypes on all sides by becoming what Newsweek calls a "cultural chameleon." Written by Anonymous

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It's not surprising that I'd like this one, but you probably will also
16 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I like stand-up comedy. But I LOVE South Africa and have spend about 5-6 weeks there in total. So the fact that I enjoyed this stand-up performance isn't at all surprising. But, I also think it's one most anyone would like, as Noah's humor is both funny and he seems to have a very likable persona. You cannot help but laugh and smile when he jokes, as he just seems like a nice guy. This actually helps with a few of his jokes which are a might uncomfortable for most audiences. Starvation humor is usually something that WON'T work (just like jokes about cancer or some recent assassination)--but somehow you smile and enjoy these awkward laughs. I also appreciate him and his humor because he isn't offensive but he's also not at all politically correct and he makes fun of race and nationalities in a good-hearted sort of way that both shows insight and a willingness to laugh at himself and others. Well worth seeing.


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