- Trevor Noah was under a lot of pressure when he replaced long time host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central
- Trevor revealed how so many people warned him not to mess up the opportunity up as it would reflected negatively on Mzansi
- Trevor was added to the Time100 TV special line-up for the first time which proves that he definitely did not mess it up
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SA-born comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, has come forward to tell his story. Getting to where he is today has not been a smooth ride.
Often in life, we give up when people say we can’t when really that should be the reason we keep going. Trevor was told many times that he couldn’t and look at him now.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Trevor was under a lot of pressure when he replaced long time host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central five years ago. Trevor knew he had big shoes to fill.
Speaking to Wall Street Journal Magazine, Trevor opened up about his journey and admitted that there were many who told him he wouldn’t be able to do it. He was under a lot of pressure to make Mzansi proud.
“I remember South Africans saying to me: 'Hey, man, if you fail, we all look bad. They’re never going to give any African any type of big TV show again. So don’t mess this up.' ”
Trevor took on the challenge despite doubts and has proven that anything is possible if you just believe in yourself. Growing up with a multicultural family definitely prepared Trevor for this challenge.
“My entire life, I grew up with a black family and a white family, and I had to translate what was happening between them.”
Trevor was added to the Time100 TV special line-up for the first time, an achievement we can all be proud of. Trevor has joined the likes of John Legend and royals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, just another accolade that proves Trevor has done the thing.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, has reportedly sold his Los Angeles home for $21.7 million (R351 million).
Variety.com reported that Trevor had sold his mansion in LA's Bel Air neighbourhood just two years after first purchasing it in 2018.
According to the publication, the house itself is around 10 000 square feet (roughly 900 square metres) and boasts five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
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