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“Born a Crime”… Get to Know Trevor Noah

NPR   in  ·
January 26, 2015

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.

He brought updates on Islamist group Boko Haram and their continued attacks in Nigeria — which were largely overshadowed by news of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. “Sometimes it just feels like Africa is the Vegas of Islamic terror. What happens in Africa stays in Africa,” he said during his segment.

The 30-year-old comedian from Johannesburg has a huge following in Africa and has done major shows in the U.K.; now, his role on The Daily Show primes him to become a major player in the U.S. comedy scene. He tells All Things Considered host Arun Rath that it’s still sinking in, but he’s enjoying every moment.

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