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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah was born on February 20, 1984 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a writer and producer, known for The Daily Show (1996), Black Panther (2018) and Born a Crime. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015-2019 The Daily Show (TV Series) (writer - 559 episodes)
- Leana Wen (2019) ... (writer)
- Will Hurd (2019) ... (writer)
- Will Packer (2019) ... (writer)
- Jay Inslee (2019) ... (writer)
- Jacob Tobia (2019) ... (writer)
 2018 Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (TV Special) (written by)
 2017-2018 The Opposition with Jordan Klepper (TV Series) (created by - 128 episodes)
- The Final Fight (2018) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Kim Gordon (2018) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Lauren Duca (2018) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Richard Painter (2018) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Cameron Esposito (2018) ... (creator - uncredited)
 2017 Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark (TV Special)
 2016 The Daily Show: Between the Scenes (TV Series) (writer)
 2015 Trevor Noah: Pay Back the Funny (TV Special)
 2015 Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation (TV Special) (written by)
 2013 Trevor Noah: African American (TV Special) (written by)
 2012 Trevor Noah: That's Racist (Video documentary) (writer)
 2012 Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (2012) ... (writer)
 2011 Trevor Noah: Crazy Normal (Video documentary)
 2011 WROARF Public Service Announcement (Short) (writer)
 2010 Tonight with Trevor Noah (TV Series) (written by)
 2009 Trevor Noah: The Daywalker (Documentary) (written by)
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Show Show Self (100 credits)
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Other Works:

Book (Forward by Jon Meacham): "The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library". New York: Spiegel & Grau. ISBN 1984801880

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

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If this comedy thing doesn't work out, I've always got poverty to fall back on. See more »


He began his career in comedy when he was out at a bar in South Africa with his cousin and a friend. They were both drunk and began heckling a comedian. When the comedian challenged them to come on stage...they sent Trevor to perform. He went on stage to avoid looking like a "scaredy cat" and discovered that when he spoke, people laughed. See more »

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