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Posted Saturday 1/12/19 at 7:05AM EST
Trevor Noah buys a $20.5 million mansion in Bel-Air
Source: Los Angeles Times
Does the New York City-based Daily Show host's new mansion in the Los Angeles area mean he'll be bicoastal?
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 10:14PM EST
Authors have found a home on Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers' late-night shows
Source: The New York Times
Novelists and other book authors used to have The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose, The Tavis Smiley Show and The Colbert Report as book-friendly late-night destinations. But Stewart retired and Colbert moved to CBS, where he mostly welcomes celebrity authors. Meanwhile, Charlie Rose and Tavis Smiley were taken down by sexual harassment scandals. That leaves Trevor Noah's Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers as the primary options for authors to promote their new books. “I’ve tried to build upon the legacy I’ve inherited from Jon by trying to find more diverse voices, and trying to find more writers who may not be the best-selling writers who we were already interviewing,” Noah says of hosting authors on The Daily Show. Meyers adds: "As much as I love having Stephen King or Jonathan Franzen or George Saunders, we also saw it as an opportunity to have diverse writers and writers who are publishing their first or second novel, because this will probably mean more for them than people who are already established."
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 1:45PM EST
Trevor Noah loses his voice, so his Daily Show correspondents help him get through the show
“As you’ll know, when you watch the Daily Show tonight I don’t have a voice right now,” he wrote Tuesday. “I thought that my vocal cords were healed but according to the doctor, flying 36 hours and hosting a giant concert in South Africa didn’t help me.” Noah got an assist from his correspondents, including Roy Wood Jr. ALSO: Why Noah's grandmother can't watch The Daily Show.
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 1:20PM EST
The Daily Show is losing a longtime executive producer
Steve Bodow, who has served as an executive producer on The Daily Show for the last five years -- from the last two years of Jon Stewart's tenure to the first three years of Trevor Noah -- is exiting the Comedy Central series after working on it in various behind-the-scenes jobs for more than 16 years. Bodow is one of four executive producers, along with Noah, helping oversee the creative aspects of the show. There are no plans to replace him after he leaves in early 2019.
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 10:08AM EDT
Trevor Noah announces his second Netflix standup special
Source: USA Today
The Daily Show host will return to Netflix on Tuesday, Nov. 20, for his new special titled Son of Patricia, which will tackle “racism, immigration, camping and more." His first Netflix special, Afraid of the Dark, premiered last year.
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 9:10PM EDT
Trevor Noah is going on a 28-date North American arena tour next year
Source: Paste Magazine
Noah's first-ever arena tour will work around his Daily Show schedule, running from January through June with one performance in November.
Posted Saturday 10/13/18 at 3:11AM EDT
Late-night hosts need to stop mocking Kanye West's mental health
Source: The Daily Beast
Jimmy Kimmel called West "an irrational madman" on Thursday night, while Trevor Noah described him as "a ranting lunatic." "West’s political about-face is confusing and frustrating for many—myself included—and in the age of Trump, it’s tough to know how far you can go," says Marlow Stern. "But no matter what you think of his politics, shaming West over his mental illness or bringing his late mother (or young children) into the equation is crossing the line. Y’all can—and should—do better."
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Comedian Jaboukie Young-White makes his Daily Show debut as "Senior Youth Correspondent"
Source: The A.V. Club
At 24, the former American Vandal writer is a full decade younger than Trevor Noah. Young-White referred to Noah, born in 1984, as a "vintage millennial," while he, born in 1994, is "young-young." Young-White then explained why young people tend not to vote.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 3:56AM EDT
In an emotional monologue, Trevor Noah denounces male victimhood in the #MeToo era
Source: The Daily Beast
In an online-only “Between the Scenes" segment, The Daily Show host denounced President Trump and other men who've made males out to be the victims of the #MeToo movement. He compared it to the fall of Apartheid in his native South Africa. "The country was changing and you had tons of white people who were like, ‘I’m afraid now, what’s going to happen to me? The black people are going to eat us!’” He asked, “How did you go from being the person in power to being the victim overnight?”
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
How Aretha Franklin inspired reality singing competitions like American Idol
Source: The Washington Post
The Queen of Soul expressed interest in 2012 in joining the then-Fox reality singing competition as a judge. As Emily Yahr points out, Idol had a particular connection with Franklin. In 2012, the contestants traveled to Detroit for a special sit-down with her. But it wasn't just Idol that Franklin influenced. "If there was a prize for the song performed most frequently on a reality singing competition show, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman' would have an easy shot at the crown," says Yahr. Contestants on everything from The Voice to Nashville Star to America's Got Talent "wanted to be like her, and they wanted to sing like her," says Yahr. "Franklin songs from 'Respect' to 'Chain of Fools' to 'Ain’t No Way' continue to be a reality show staple."
- MTV VMAs producer is scrambling to put together a tribute: "She’s one of the all-time greats so we have to do her justice"
- Franklin's version of the A Different World theme song is the only one that matters
- Late-night hosts pay tribute to Franklin: Trevor Noah recalled growing up to Franklin's music in a a “between the scenes” video
- Don Cheadle recalled to Jimmy Kimmel texting with Franklin
- From Scandal to GLOW: How TV and movies used Franklin's songs
- Scandal first use of an Aretha Franklin was her cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
- Watch David Letterman interview Franklin in 1981 and see her Late Show appearances between 1994 and 2014
# TOPICS: Aretha Franklin, American Idol, A Different World, GLOW, Late Night with David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman, MTV Video Music Awards, Scandal, Don Cheadle, Trevor Noah, Reality TV
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
The Daily Show says goodbye to Hasan Minhaj
Minhaj and Trevor Noah were announced as Daily Show hires on the same day in 2014. They turned out to be the last hires of the Jon Stewart era. Minhaj, who is leaving for his new Netflix show, Patriot Act, proposed a combined Obamacare and MoviePass as a single super supscription for his final report.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Trevor Noah doesn't have a desk in his Daily Show office
“A desk feels like a waste of space when the thing you’re using to conduct all your business is in the palm of your hand,” says Noah, whose office features a candid photo of him, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert laughing, as well as a bottle of champagne sent from Oprah Winfrey accompanied by a handwritten note.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 9:49AM EDT
Trevor Noah's Daily Show is headed to Florida to cover the midterm elections
Source: Comedy Central
Noah will do a week of shows "undesked" from Miami during the week of Oct. 29.
Posted Friday 7/27/18 at 6:05PM EDT
Trevor Noah: I'm not apologizing for my 2013 joke on Aboriginal women
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We live in a world where people want to unearth things that have already been unearthed," The Daily Show host said in an Australian radio interview Thursday, four days after he responded to the resurfaced video of him mocking Aboriginal women by saying "I vowed never to make a joke like that again." But Noah is not apologizing. Noah added: "What I understand about outrage, though, what I mean is that people don't generally want to listen or understand from their side. They go, 'No, we're angry. And regardless how many times you speak about the thing, they still want to be angry and so all you can do is fall back and say, 'I've addressed this.'"
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Trevor Noah responds to backlash over his sexist jokes about Aboriginal women from 2013
Source: The Daily Dot
When Noah was first hired to host The Daily Show in 2015, old tweets of him making misogynistic and anti-Semitic jokes resurfaced. Over the weekend, Noah responded to a growing backlash over recently resurfaced footage of him mocking Aboriginal women as unattractive. Noah responded to the backlash Sunday, tweeting: "After visiting Australia's Bunjilaka museum and learning about aboriginal history first hand I vowed never to make a joke like that again. And I haven't. I'll make sure the clip from 2013 is not promoted in any way."