Trevor Noah Bags Another One

Trevor Noah is one of the most influential entertainers in the world, according to Fortune.

SA comedian Trevor Noah continues to make an affect globally, making the Fortune 40 Under 40 list of most influential people in the world.

The prestigious list was announced on Wednesday and highlights some of the world’s most powerful emerging leaders in the categories of finance, technology, health care, government and politics, and media and entertainment.

The entertainment category mixes established stars with some of the brightest emerging talent and includes the likes of Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, actress Zendaya, Insecure star Issa Rae, Beyoncé and our very own Trevor Noah.

Reflecting on Trevor’s career, the publication hailed him as “one of the most visible comedians in the US and beyond”.

“Since 2015, South African Trevor Noah has become one of the most visible comedians in the US and beyond as the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, succeeding the wildly popular Jon Stewart.

Your Friends Also Read:  Simi Esiri confirms split with Dr Sid

“Noah is also an actor, writer, producer, and political commentator. He began his career in SA, where he was born to a black mother and white father, whose interracial relationship was illegal under apartheid. His childhood is the subject of No. 1 New York Times best-seller Born a Crime, which will be adapted for film with Lupita Nyong’o starring as his mother,” it wrote.

Reflecting on Trevor’s career, the publication hailed him as “one of the most visible comedians in the US and beyond”.

“Since 2015, South African Trevor Noah has become one of the most visible comedians in the US and beyond as the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, succeeding the wildly popular Jon Stewart.

“They highlighted his nine Emmy nominations and one win and gushed over his nine comedy specials and multiyear deal with Viacom, giving them first rights to all his future projects.

Your Friends Also Read:  Stories from Ouaddai; Exploring Chad's water problems

It is the first time that Trevor has featured on the list. The star also made his debut on the Forbes list of richest people last year, after he banked an estimated R430m in 2018.

He charted as the fourth-highest paid stand-up performer in the world, making his fortune mostly through stand-up.

Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, presenter, and actor in South Africa in 2002. He has since had several television hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and was the runner-up in the fourth season of South Africa’s iteration of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, he acted as the creator and host of the late-night talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah, which aired on M-Net and DStv.

After his stand-up comedy career attained international success, Noah began appearing on American late-night talk shows and English panel shows. In 2014, Noah became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, and the following year, he succeeded long-time host Jon Stewart, and is set to remain in this position until 2022. His autobiographical comedy book Born a Crime was published in 2016 and garnered critical acclaim.

Your Friends Also Read:  Experts gather in Kenya to solve global emission challenge

Keep making Africa proud Trevor.


All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
35
Shares

Leave a Reply

Previous Article

Who will win the PSL title?

Next Article

JACKIE AINA BUYS HER MOTHER A CAR WORTH OVER 29 MILLION NAIRA FOR HER 59TH BIRTHDAY

Related Posts
Powered by Live Score & Live Score App