Trevor Noah plans to do ‘everything’ (and stand-up, of course) after ‘The Daily Show’
Trevor Noah plans to do ‘everything’ (and stand-up, of course) after ‘The Daily Show’ By Emily K. Newman
As the creator of Comedy Central’s popular “Daily Show” news satire comedy series, Trevor Noah has become a cult hero among his fellow comedians. Noah’s popularity has recently skyrocketed, with his most recent Comedy Central specials receiving more than 5 million viewers. Noah is quickly becoming one of America’s most successful comedians; his debut “Stand-Up Central” tour has taken in more than $100 million and his Comedy Central special is the first Comedy Central show to gross more than $1 million in one night. He has also been honored by both the White House and The White House Correspondents Association.
But Noah is much more than just a professional comedian. In March, Noah began producing “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and, at last October’s “The Daily Show” panel in Los Angeles, Noah explained that there was no time for his stand-up routine at his last stand-up show, so he had to improv a full day’s stand-up act for his last show. “I had like 2 days to pull together a show that could make my stand-up friends and my family, and make my boss laugh. If I did this, would they be proud? Would they be happy? Would they be like, ‘Oh my God, I’ve been laughing so hard’?” Noah said.
“The Daily Show” is one of the most popular news and lifestyle shows on television, with nearly a quarter-billion daily viewers. According to Noah, he wanted to make “The Daily Show” both funny and political, but also do it for a global audience — and not just his followers on Twitter. “It’s definitely going to be all of us, right? Everybody. And this show is more of a political/social commentary show than it is just entertainment. It’s as much about the absurdity of the world as it is about the ridiculousness of the world. So hopefully it’s entertaining, more than it is, but it’