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Trevor Noah wows fans on home soil

2015-11-26 13:37


Trevor Noah. (Getty Images)

Johannesburg- Trevor Noah performed in South Africa on Wednesday night for the first time since taking over the helm as The Daily Show host from Jon Stewart in September. 

Ever since the announcement, all eyes have been on Trevor, with his every move being scrutinised by global media. Despite audience ratings dropping from that compared to his predecessor, Comedy Central bosses say he is attracting a new millennial audience, and they are more than happy with his progress so far.  

The SA funny man is currently in SA for the first ever Comedy Central International Comedy Festival, which kicked off in Johannesburg last night.

Trevor's Nationwild Gala Show, which opened the renowned festival attracted hoards of fans, who flocked to watch him in action. Spiralling queues of people packed the venue at SilverStar Casino to capacity to watch the new global icon perform on home soil. 

Trevor arrived on the red carpet to a frenzy of journalists, photographers and eager fans waiting to catch a glimpse of the comedian. 

Dressed in suave navy blue suit with sneakers, Trevor was all smiles for the cameras. Even though he moved swiftly along the red carpet stopping for only a few interviews, he didn't disappoint the cameras, striking funny poses with the Comedy Central mascots and joking with journalists on the carpet. 

Comedy lovers were kept entertained by the likes of Tats Nkonzo and Schalk Bezuidenhout.

The final act for the evening was Trevor, who had the audience in stitches from the word go. The comedian's set touched on everything from politics, to cultural stereotypes and current affairs issues facing the country. Trevor's material was fresh and up-to-date with matters that every South African can relate to. 

When the one hour set came to an end, the audience erupted with calls for more, and Trevor obliged with a few more of his jokes that had everyone roaring with laughter. 

From hilarious impersonations to tapping into his Indian dance skills - Trevor certainly didn't disappoint. 

The Comedy Central International Comedy Festival runs until 5 December at SilverStar Casino.

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