- Trevor Noah is one of the biggest comedians to come from Africa and he turned 36 on 20 February
- Although he has very boyish charms and looks like he's 20-something, this comedian has been around for a while
- We'll be taking a look at some facts about Trevor to honour his birthday
As Trevor Noah is celebrating his 36th birthday, we'll be exploring some facts about this popular and loved comedian.
Born in Soweto in 1984, Trevor had a Swedish dad and a black mom. Of course, this didn't make things easy for him growing up in a country with apartheid.
However, like a phoenix, Trevor rose from the ashes of a difficult childhood and became a comedic superstar.
Today, he hosts the very well-known American show, The Daily Show, and travels the world bringing comedic relief to millions.
Briefly.co.za gathered some facts about Trevor to honour him on his birthday. Check them out and maybe you'll learn something new about him.
He started out on Mzansi's comedy circuit
Before he became the kind of comedian who could sell out Madison Square Garden, Trevor was often seen in comedy clubs. He worked hard and held on to his dream of being a star, and it happened for him. He even appeared in the local soapie Isidingo before making it big.
Few would guess it, but Trevor is a pretty apt ballroom dancer. He was part of season 4 of the Strictly Come Dancing competition series. He admittedly had a love for Latin dancing and impressed everyone with his skill.
Growing up in SA helped Trevor to learn more than one language. He can speak English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Tsonga, Tswana, Zulu and conversation level German. Very impressive indeed.
It's hard to believe when you look at him now, but Trevor had acne like the rest of us. In fact, it was so bad for him that he preferred to stay out of the limelight. Not something we can imagine him doing now.
Trevor was able to break a record with The Daily Show when a million viewers tuned in to watch the show.
He had to lie about his skin colour
According to allthatsinteresting, Trevor lied to his community about his skin colour when he was a child. Along with his family, he allegedly told people he was suffering from albinism - a lie told to explain how light he was.
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