South African-born internationally renowned comedian Trevor Noah recently opened up about the struggles he faced during his time as a host on The Daily Show.
The Daily Show is a late-night show that “looks at the day’s top headlines through a sharp, reality-based lens, covering the biggest news stories in politics, pop culture and more,” reads its YouTube biography.
While speaking to Clement Manyathela on Radio 702, the award-winning comedian spoke about his eight years of hosting the American talk show.
Trevor shared, “I don’t think it was eight years of incredible success. There were a few years of struggling, which is part of the journey.”
The author continued, “It was very lonely. It was lonely because I came in very much as an outsider. People were complaining about my accent.”
Trevor also shared how demanding his work was. “You don’t stop, you don’t switch off when the show does. It was hard. When I first got to the US, I would spend maybe, at the peak, 18 hours a day working.”
Trevor is currently on tour for his comedy show Off The Record, having finished shows in Cape Town and Durban. The comedian now finds himself in Pretoria and will soon head off to entertain fans in India and the United States.
Speaking about the country that made him an international star, Trevor shared that he added new shows to his tour in American cities.
“Who’s coming to a show? What cities should we add next?” he asked.
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