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Since 2015, South African Trevor Noah has become one of the most visible comedians in the U.S. and beyond as the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, succeeding the wildly popular Jon Stewart. Noah is also an actor, writer, producer, and political commentator. He began his career in South Africa, where he was born to a Black mother and white father, whose interracial relationship was illegal under apartheid. His childhood is the subject of No.1 New York Times bestseller Born a Crime, which will be adapted for film with Lupita Nyong’o starring as his mother. Noah has been nominated for nine Emmys and won one for his work on The Daily Show. Since coronavirus lockdowns began, Noah has traded in his suit for a sweatshirt to host the show from his living room. Of his nine comedy specials, 2017’s Afraid of the Dark, available on Netflix, is his most recent. He has a multiyear deal with Viacom giving the company first-look rights to all future projects.