Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and the host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Under Noah, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has broken free from the restraints of a 30-minute linear show, producing engaging social content, award-winning digital series, podcasts and more for its global audience. The show has received many accolades, including a 2021 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Variety Series, a NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Series and an MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Talk/Topical Show. Noah also received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special), a NAACP Image Award nomination for Entertainer of the Year and a Critics Choice Real TV Award nomination for Male Star of The Year.
Noah's success has also spanned to sold out shows over five continents. Due to overwhelming fan demand, 21 news shows have been added to his “Back to Abnormal World Tour” this year which included a night at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.
He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” and its young readers adaptation “It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which also debuted as a New York Times bestseller. The book received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards.
“Born A Crime” is a collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender and always hilarious.
The Audible edition of “Born a Crime,” performed by Noah, remains one of the top-selling, highest-rated and most-commented-on performances of all time. “Born a Crime” won the Audie Award for “Best Male Narrator,” and was also nominated in the “Autobiography/Memoir,” “Best Narration by the Author” and “Audiobook of the Year” categories. To date, “Born a Crime” has sold over 2 million copies across all formats.
Contributions by Trevor Noah
Opening General Session
Speaker at IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2023