Comedy Central just confirmed that the South-African comedian will be replacing the ever-popular Jon Stewart on the network’s hit series, The Daily Show. Here are the facts you need to know about Trevor Noah and why this is such a big deal for his home country.
1. His Interesting Childhood
Trevor Noah was born in Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa. His mother, Patricia, is a black South African and his father, Robert, is white of Swiss-German descent. Noah admits that his parents’ relationship was illegal at the time of his birth, and his mother was jailed and fined by the South African government.
2. Trevor Is Multilingual
Trevor Noah is a polyglot. He speaks eight languages including English, German, Xhosa, isiZulu, Sotho, Afrikaans, Tswana and Tsonga.
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