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By Zach Baron Source He was an out-of-nowhere choice to replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show, but then again “out of nowhere” is a good description of Trevor Noah’s entire career, and his entire life. A mixed-race child raised in apartheid-era South Africa, Noah’s birth was evidence of a crime—and that was […]

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By John Jurgensen Source Don’t be fooled by the name. This month’s Wild West Comedy Festival will take place in the South. Nashville, specifically. It’s the second year there for the event named for a production company owned by Vince Vaughn. The “True Detective” season 2 star isn’t really known for stand-up comedy, but his Wild West Productions […]

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By Don Boroughs Source This week, Comedy Central announced that Jon Stewart’s replacement on The Daily Show will be a South African comedian, Trevor Noah. To get some perspective on this surprise decision, we contacted Noah’s colleague and friend Loyiso Gola, a comedian who hosts Late Nite News, his own satirical news program on South African television. Gola spoke […]

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By NPR Staff Source On Thursday, South African comedian Trevor Noah made his second appearance as a senior international correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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By Erin Conway-Smith Source JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Meet the newest contributor to The Daily Show, a South African stand-up comedian who cheekily strolls out on stage to the tune of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”

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Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj

By Robert Faires Source Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn’t as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, […]

October 2nd, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

By Anna-Neko Source This was my second time going (went with a friend last year), and just the day before got to experience ‘The Daily Show’ too!

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