Trevor Noah: South Africa's Stand-Out Comedian
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

South African comedian, Trevor Noah (Image: File)

South African comedian Trevor Noah’s hilarious act got him a spot on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show,” making him the first African funnyman to appear on the top-rated late-night hit. Having grown up as a product of an interracial union during Apartheid, he’s become popular in his native country, and has been able to turn dangerous and tragic experiences into comic relief.

“My mom would be arrested, she would be fined and still she was like ‘ooh, I don’t care, I want a white man, ooh,'” Noah told an audience in London’s Soho Theater. “And my dad was also like, well, you know how the Swiss love chocolate.”

At 28, the comic is already one to watch on the global entertainment landscape, starring in his own show, “The Racist.”

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.