Trevor Noah and his show raise R9.5m in funds for Covid-19 relief

Trevor Noah and his show raise R9.5m in funds for Covid-19 relief

- South African comedian Trevor Noah and The Daily Show have collectively raised R9.5m

- Noah has been calling on donations from audience members during every show

- The funds will be distributed amongst charities in the United States to combat the effects of Covid-19

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The coronavirus has had a massive global impact and the lockdowns imposed by various countries is having a devastating economic effect as well.

South African comedian Trevor Noah has been doing his bit to help those affected through The Daily Show.

Noah has been asking audience members and followers to donate towards relief measures aimed at combating the effects of Covid-19 on society.

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TimesLIVE reported that these donations could not be used in South Africa, but will be distributed amongst various charity organisations in the United States.

Noah and his show have generated a whopping R9.5-million in donations to date, as confirmed by learnt that the comedian has postponed his Loud and Clear stand-up comedy tour in light of the pandemic.

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Taking to social media, Noah said: “In support of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) effort to inform and help individual communities slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus, I will be postponing all tour dates for the next month.”

Meanwhile, previously reported that a social media user, who goes by the handle @sushimandi, posted a picture of himself and Trevor Noah, claiming that his friends think he looks like the international comedian.

His post received a strong reaction, but no one could see the resemblance.

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