Host of "The Daily Show"
Known for his incisive political and social commentary, Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central. This year, The Daily Show has been nominated for three Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah. He has also produced numerous comedy specials for Netflix, Comedy Central, Showtime and other networks, and performed to sold-out audiences across five continents.
In November 2016, Noah released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance of the Born a Crime audiobook was Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. The book also received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.
Born a Crime is a collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. In it, Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. We are delighted to have him share his unique and thoughtful perspective with us tonight.