Since Trevor Noah became the next successor to hosting The Daily Show after Jon Stewart departed in 2014, Noah has been a force to reckon with. Inaugurated in 2015, the South African comedian found his footing in the following months and has continued to grow his audience after the initial post-Stewart ratings dropped. Dealing in black comedy, satire, and the kind of racialised analysis that was almost alien to the The Daily Show, Noah has cemented himself in global consciousness.
In 2017, it was announced that Noah’s contract has been renewed, making the host of The Daily Show until 2022. Because of this, he covered the recently held midterm elections in America and…wait for it…he will cover the presidential election in 2020. That said, Noah took to social media to announce a new comedy special coming to Netflix this November. The official Netflix synopsis reads: “Trevor Noah gets out from behind the Daily Show desk and takes the stage for a stand-up special that touches on tacos, runaway snakes, camping, racism immunity and lessons he learned from his mother in this comedy special.”
His mother Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah played a huge role in shaping his life, all which was written in his memoir Born A Crime. The comedian told Oprah Winfrey in an interview this year: “It’s funny how when you sit down and you come to realise the people who have shaped you and play a big role in who you are. And I can’t deny my mother was that person for me, who stood up in a time when many people were afraid to stand up when a country was being punished for standing up.”
This isn’t the first comedy special from Noah on Netflix. In 2017, the one-hour special Afraid of the Dark arrived on the streaming service, where Noah crafts observations about globalization, immigration and nationalism. Airing on November 20, check out the trailer for Son of Patricia below.