Trevor Noah (Photo: Getty)
New York — Trevor Noah is so funny he's getting an award.
Judges chose Noah's reflections on growing up in South Africa over a pair of novels: Ken Pisani's Amp'd and Aaron Thier's Mr. Eternity. Noah will be given $5 000 and a crystal plaque.
The award is named for the late James Thurber, the celebrated writer and illustrator. Previous winners include David Sedaris, Julie Schumacher and Noah's predecessor at Comedy Central, Jon Stewart.