Celebrated as the most popular comedian in South Africa, Trevor Noah takes the stage in "African American" to explore his often-bewildering journey of arriving in America and simply wanting...
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What do you get when you take some of the funniest people in South Africa and put them on the same stage? That's the question Trevor Noah answered with SA's first Nationwild tour. Featuring... See full summary »
Celebrated as the most popular comedian in South Africa, Trevor Noah takes the stage in "African American" to explore his often-bewildering journey of arriving in America and simply wanting to be "black." Noah shares his perspective of growing up a mixed-race child under Apartheid, and fearlessly breaks down racial stereotypes on all sides by becoming what Newsweek calls a "cultural chameleon."Written by
It's not surprising that I'd like this one, but you probably will also
I like stand-up comedy. But I LOVE South Africa and have spend about 5-6 weeks there in total. So the fact that I enjoyed this stand-up performance isn't at all surprising. But, I also think it's one most anyone would like, as Noah's humor is both funny and he seems to have a very likable persona. You cannot help but laugh and smile when he jokes, as he just seems like a nice guy. This actually helps with a few of his jokes which are a might uncomfortable for most audiences. Starvation humor is usually something that WON'T work (just like jokes about cancer or some recent assassination)--but somehow you smile and enjoy these awkward laughs. I also appreciate him and his humor because he isn't offensive but he's also not at all politically correct and he makes fun of race and nationalities in a good-hearted sort of way that both shows insight and a willingness to laugh at himself and others. Well worth seeing.
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