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Trevor Noah is a new breed of South African comedian, sophisticated and funny, poignant with a constant finger on the pulse of current affairs. His happy-go-lucky, nonchalant words just flow and continue to entertain audiences across the globe. Noah, 28, is one of South Africa’s biggest names in its newly formed stand-up scene, and he sure is one comic to break all race barriers and stereotypes. Born to a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss-German father during the Apartheid regime, Noah jokes he was born “a crime”, hence the so-called proactive theme of his upcoming tour, The Racist.

In 2011, the legendary Eddie Izzard took Noah under his wing after spotting him performing at London’s Comedy Store. Izzard went onto producing Noah’s subsequent comedy stints at the Edinburgh Festival and London’s Soho Theatre last year, which saw all box office records broken. Quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon, Noah is the first home-grown South African comic to debut on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show, where his humour infiltrated viewers and rippled into a wave of global buzz.

Noah’s material is all devised by just “living life”. He believes that growing up with a mixed race heritage defines all of his content where he draws on his particular life experiences, from race and ethnicity, to the widespread divide and echoes of growing up in what was South Africa’s culturally oppressed township. His accents and impersonations are a fundamental part of his repertoire and are always hilariously spot-on.

Trevor Noah is a comedian from South Africa who has achieved international acclaim. Born a mixed-race child under Apartheid in South Africa, Noah challenges the status quo through his unique perspective, breaking down cultural flaws on all sides and finding our mutual connections through laughter and his eloquent storytelling. Releasing five hour-long stand-up specials, he’s sold more DVDs than any other stand-up on the African continent; fans recite his performances

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