‘The Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Reflects on his South African Roots

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"The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah. (Photo: Kwaku Alston)

When Comedy Central announced that Trevor Noah would be taking over the helm of "The Daily Show" in March 2015, he was far from a household name and few were familiar with the comedian's personal history. That's changed with Noah's memoir, "Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood," which reveals the profound influence apartheid and poverty have had on his life. Noah grew up in a poor South African township, where his African mother and Swiss father's relationship was illegal under apartheid. Noah says he became a "chameleon" to blend in, learning to speak eight languages. We'll talk to Noah about the book, his relationship with his mother and how "The Daily Show" is gearing up to cover the Trump administration.


Trevor Noah, comedian and host, The Daily Show; author, "Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood."