Trevor Noah is first celebrity featured on new US prime-time TV show

Trevor Noah is first celebrity featured on new US prime-time TV show

- A new prime-time TV show, Breaking Big, debuted on 15 June

- It tells the stories of influential celebrities

- South African comedian Trevor Noah was the first celebrity featured on the show

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South African comedian Trevor Noah has become the first celebrity to be featured on Breaking Big, a new prime-time TV documentary series in the US.

Breaking Big tells the success stories of influential people and debuted on 15 June, Briefly.co.za learned.

According to the show's creator, Ozy Media, it plays every Friday on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and Facebook Watch. Watch it below.

The first episode, which lasted 25 minutes, told Trevor Noah's incredible journey as a mixed-race boy growing up in Soweto to being the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

Noah shared how his mom Patricia overcame abuse at the hands of her second husband and how she recovered from a gunshot wound to the head.

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He said Patricia fiercely defended him from racial abuse triggered by his mixed-race heritage. In one of these incidents, she bravely stood up to a taxi driver.

The episode has already been watched more than 600,000 times on Breaking Big's Facebook page. Commenters also received it well. See some of their reactions below.

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Source: Facebook/Breaking Big

Source: Facebook/Breaking Big

Noah recently paid tribute to his mom and other single moms on Father's Day. Briefly.co.za reported that his tweet sparked some debate.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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