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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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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: It's got that feeling like anything thing can happen, y'know? Like your wildest dreams can come true. I dream of becoming a waiter. I just feel like Los Angeles can cater to me. Oh, Inglewood! I'm loving it already because there's, there's references from rap songs out here. Wow, are those Mexicans doing the garden? You don't know how strange this is for me... driving in a neighborhood where there's like - no walls.
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Both compelling & entertaining!
30 December 2013 | by 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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