This is something new that I am doing. It may not be the last one.
For those who do not know Trevor Noah, haven’t heard of him spoken about or much less haven’t had the chance to listen to him, the video you are about to see, I am sure, will captivate you.
Compared to Jon Stewart, an American stand-up comedian who gained acclaim as an acerbic, satirical critic of personality-driven shows when he hosted The Daily Show (1999-2015) on Comedy Central, Noah, the man who took over Stewart’s talk show program is a much lesser light.
But slowly and surely Noah, the stand-up comedian from Soweto in South Africa is making a mark of his comedic personality and wit, and while not exactly filling up the shoes of the much loved Stewart, more and more people, including other famous talk show hosts in America, are recognizing his potential for greatness, as well.
What makes Noah intriguing is his mixed-race ancestry having a Swiss- German for a father and a South African mother of Xhosa ancestry. What made it even worse, if not daunting, is the fact that his parents’ relationship was illegal at the time of his birth under aparthied. His mother was jailed and fined by the South African white minority government, and his father later moved back to Switzerland.
I will leave it up for you to consult Wikipedia to learn more about Noah or Stewart, for that matter, and/or their respective satirical news programs.
The only reason why I am doing this differently is because I want to share with you the book that Noah has written, “Born a Crime”, from which he reads excerpts of some overwhelming and heart-stirring stories about his life as he is being interviewed by somebody of his own color.
What a struggle! What a success! All despite being ‘born a crime’.
As it has moved and impressed me, I am sure you, too, will feel the same, and perhaps even more.