Local celebs get behind Trevor Noah

2015-09-30 06:37
Trevor Noah (Photo: Comedy Central)

Johannesburg- Trevor Noah's highly-anticipated The Daily Show debuted in the US on Monday night, and was received with critical acclaim.

While highly skeptical at first, pundits have described his first appearance as a 'smooth transition.' Trevor made sure to give thanks to outgoing host, Jon Stewart, saying that he will continue the fight against bullshit. 

He also poked fun at the naysayers, who questioned how the world would cope without Jon, adopting a similar self-deprecation attitude to that of his predecessor, but ulitmately asking Americans to give him a chance.

South Africans have been counting down to the show for months now, and finally we got our chance last night when the show was aired on Comedy Central.

Needless to say, our homegrown guy received applause from local celebrities, all inspired by what Trevor has managed to achieve.

From Basetsana Kumalo to Bonang Matheba and Black Coffee, Trevor has been hailed a national hero. On the day that the show aired, South Africans celebrated National Trevor Noah day, but as he faces each hurdle, success and is in the center of international stardom, we reckon it might just be the Trevor Noah Decade.

We salute you!

Here's just a handful of the support you'll always have back home, Trev!

Basetsana Kumalo

"@trevornoah you ROCKSTAR you!!!As South African's we are all basking in your glory! Congratulations and well done on holding it down and doing a sterling job on your debut show! #thedailyshow"

Leanne Manas

"He nailed it! Well done @TrevorNoahwe are beyond proud !!!"

Maps Maponyane

"Calm, confident, collected and a killer opening show with what many have reviewed as one of the best debuts as a host - Congrats @TrevorNoah"

Bonang Matheba

"Slay! RT @Trevornoah: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (me) launches tonight. Pls join me & my first guest @KevinHart4real as we make history"

Lindiwe Mazibuko

"Good luck, @Trevornoah! We are beside ourselves with excitement and beaming with pride! @TheDailyShow"

Kevin Hart

"Everybody on the East coast turn to @ComedyCentral right now & watch yours truly & new host @Trevornoah on "The Daily Show" LETS GOOOOO"

Trevor Gumbi

"Well done @Trevornoah that was a stellar first ep. #KeepRising"

Poppy Ntshongwana

Anele Mdoda

America...get yo life #TheDailyShowwithTrevorNoah #yourdreamsarevalid

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