Trevor Noah's mom not bothered

2012-01-12 12:51

Cape Town – Comedian Trevor Noah's mother has revealed that she has no interest in "Trevor's things" despite his burgeoning career success and international appearances, reports Times Live.

Trevor Noah recently became the first South African comedian to be featured on American late-night talk show The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – an honour that has garnered him plenty of praise and attention from around the world.

Iconic presenter Jay Leno was reportedly impressed with the 27-year-old and his distinctly South African comedy set was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience according to Noah.

After the appearance on the show an elated Trevor Noah tweeted: "Just did the Tonight Show set and it was amazing. I got a standing ovation! Words cannot describe how happy I am."

However, despite the success her son has been enjoying The Times reported that Trevor Noah's mother, Patricia Noah is not at all concerned with her son's comedy/acting career and rather prefers to concentrate on religious matters.

When interviewed by The Times she allegedly responded saying : "I have not even watched one movie or show, and I know nothing about his life. I'm strictly into God's things - not interested in Trevor's things."

Watch Trevor Noah on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno here:

Comments

  • Siso - 2012-01-12 13:09

    What happened to parents supporting their kids and being proud of them. Faith or no Faith..

      yolie.Landa - 2012-01-12 15:53

      This mother is shocking. he should support his son and watch those shows. Im sure her congregation always picture her wen she said "No, I want a white man" as said in Trevor's shows. she got a very talented kid. Maybe, just maybe she's lying and doing it for the media. Im shocked coz Trevor loves his mom so much. NO, I have just thought about it now, she is lying. She watches his shows but is embarassed about the part that talks aboout her

  • Sharon - 2012-01-12 13:12

    Did we need to know that ................I mean really is there no other news ............Trevor STINKS

      Siso - 2012-01-12 13:19

      Not to all of us, aren't we as south africans suppose to be proud of this guy?? Seriously..

      Dipesh - 2012-01-12 15:32

      so why did you read this article shanna? Trevor Rocks!

      therealunskinny - 2012-01-12 15:44

      Time to get rid of that sandy panty Shanna.

      theandystokes - 2012-01-12 16:14

      No ways, he's brilliant! We used to be friends in school (Actually he was everyone's friend) and he's always been exactly the same, so funny, level headed and down to earth - Great to see your fellow class mates succeed on that level.

      barb.magill - 2012-01-13 23:18

      What do you mean Trevor stinks, is this a way of saying you are jealous of his overnight fame?? Shame on you! YOU STINK!!

  • MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-01-12 13:25

    Another reason why religion sucks!!!!!

      Bongani - 2012-01-12 13:43

      Yes absolutely!!!! Can you imagine a mother saying a cruel thing like this? Most of these religious people look a lot more like the Devil they are trying NOT to be!

      Saksak Motsepe - 2012-01-12 13:55

      Who are these dumb people who have given more than 20 thumbs down for such a good comment. Religion must be illegal because it has the same effect as drugs. It negatively controls the addicts mind

      MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-01-12 16:47

      Religion = People

      vessela.hobson - 2012-01-13 09:24

      Religion makes good people do terrible things. The delusions of the mind......a person today would be institutionalized if they said a bush spoke to them, but if you read it in some old book written by unschooled desert nomads.........

  • Patrick - 2012-01-12 13:29

    Well done Trevor, I think your show was great - keep going

  • Rainbow - 2012-01-12 13:41

    I personally love his comedy shows and as it is truly south african I can relate to it and really have a good giggle throughout.

  • jpcronje - 2012-01-12 13:46

    Naa Meen

  • Burtfred - 2012-01-12 13:58

    What a lovely mom to have!

  • Ntombi Mabija - 2012-01-12 14:05

    Eerrrm so what if his mom isn't interested?She's not the one who was on Jay Leno!Media always focusing on trivial things instead of celebrating his success. Besides,no one knows the nature of their relationship so can everyone fall back and focus on our talent making moves abroad!Who is Trevors mom anyway?Yawn people

  • Deon - 2012-01-12 14:06

    She should be proud of him, we are.

  • Phoenix - 2012-01-12 14:11

    How incredibly sad.

  • theresa.whitmore - 2012-01-12 14:25

    Ouch, thats a bit harsh mother dear!

  • carlito.mogorosi - 2012-01-12 14:27

    Why does media always concentrate on the bad sites of story rather than good ones...aggg fork man!!!!

  • carlito.mogorosi - 2012-01-12 14:28

    So what......

  • Preshen - 2012-01-12 14:37

    he must make yo mama jokes

  • Phe - 2012-01-12 14:38

    hhaw Trevor, kanti what kind of a mother is your mother?? tjio!!! y maara hhe, y wont she support her own child batung???

  • Phe - 2012-01-12 14:42

    how do you about your mother not bieng interested in your career???

  • Botlhale - 2012-01-12 14:47

    Well she is praying for her son's success

  • nkcubeko.balani - 2012-01-12 14:50

    i guess thats why trevor isnt afraid to make jokes about his parents like on that DAY WALKER show. She should be proud of him isnt that what god would expect of her and it isnt like trevor is anti-god or a harlot or something...

      Thozi - 2012-01-12 19:03

      I think we'll all be safer if someone were to take the internet facility away from this person, judging by his earlier comment above.

  • Mashudu - 2012-01-12 14:54

    I like Trevor's comedy a lot. They are very funny. Well done Trevor

  • Teri - 2012-01-12 15:03

    Very proud of you Trevor! You've taught me it's ok to laugh at myself.....

  • nasheenar - 2012-01-12 15:55

    We love you Trevor !!!!! You make us South Africans proud.

  • Ruth - 2012-01-12 16:08

    Isn't Trevor one of God's Things as you put it. Do yourself a favour and see what talent God has given Trevor, well done my boy, I saw one of your shows and you were just great

  • Karen - 2012-01-12 16:44

    I'm sure her comments were quoted out of context. We should be celebrating his success not creating a "hollywood" type family scandal. Sies South African media - give us the news not this trashy "reporting".

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-01-12 16:49

    She probably wanted Trevor to become a priest ,at least he preaches albeit to a different audience

  • Daniel - 2012-01-12 16:51

    Ag i guess its fine, my parents also dont care much about me in my career and I have done or two cool things...(not nearly as cool as Treveor though!!!)But at-least they dont prevent me from doing my thing...same with Trev, sounds like his mom is not against it I guess. As long as its not those parents who takes their failure and calls it a success and then take your success and call it a failure then its fine I say

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-01-12 16:51

    I think Trevor's mom is trying to say she is deeply religous and doesn't care about earthly things. She thinks comedy and other things are Satanic and will only concern herself with Trevor if he follows the word of God which is fair enough. My mother was like that but didn't wish me bad and left me to choose my own path. Trevor's mom is right.

  • Monde - 2012-01-12 17:04

    it is none of your business what trevor's mother feels about his work. it is cultural ignorance to expect her to discuss her sons with a bunch of strangers fan or no fan. in our families, success is a gift from God and you never boast about it. parents never boast or comment about success of their children, they make silent prayer and take accolades with humility. besides she probably wanted him to be a doctor or something like that and does not regard this as a career. crowing about your success is not an African thing. the only people who i know who ever boast about their children or their own successes are whites and indians. africans regard that as uncouth. south africans must realise that we have varied world views. Michael Jackson listened to media and fans telling him that his father was cruel. in his death bed he was looking for him and he was far and unable to help him. But out you ignorami

      Heiku - 2012-01-12 17:07

      LOL. Yes it is very strange to see a black man promoting himself... Yes.. Indeed...

  • Palesa Mokoka - 2012-01-12 17:59

    unbelievable.....heee this woman!

  • Shaun - 2012-01-12 19:48

    Trevor just tweeted that the times live article was rubish. Looks like this is just a case of poor journalism.

  • karenadawkins - 2012-01-13 10:01

    /SO IMPRESSED HE IS BRILLIANT ONE DAY MOMMY WILL MAKE UP AND SAY WOW THAT'S MY SON.... GOOD ON YOU TREVOR LIKE THE HEAVENS IM PROUD OF YOU AS IS YOUR FELLOW SOUTH AFRICANS...IN FACT I HAVE A YOUNG SON WHO IS 6 AND LOVES COMEDY ALWAYS ACTING LEON AND WANT TO BE LIKE HIM, I ENCOURAGE HIS PLAY ALL THE WAY ONE DAY HE MAY BE STANDING WHERE YOU ARE AND I AM THE PROUDEST MOM NOW AS I WILL BE ONE DAY!!!!

  • Dianne - 2012-01-13 13:30

    Trevor, you ROCK. You may not have any support from your mother but you sure as hell have a load of support on this page and the rest of SA. You make up proud. I think you even give God a laugh.....after all he has to have an awesome sense of humour to have created mankind!

  • Viran - 2012-01-13 14:10

    @The Times .... About Trevor Noah - exactly why was it important to report that Trevor's Mother was not interested in his career. What point were you trying to make accept perhaps to make her look bad - she obviously raised Trevor Right .... you stooooopids

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-13 19:43

    Great shows Just love it, hope Mum continues to support him, Gog given talents must be used. Love his shows.

  • Trueman - 2012-01-14 21:13

    I believew that GOD whats us to accopmlish his assignments he gave us first before we go to him...He wouldnt have given us children if he didint us to love and support them. Trevour you are great man, I know that wont take you back..The same God is on your side. We all love you my brother and we are into your success at all cost

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