While we wait for the project Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment has teamed up with Legendary Television for – half-hour comedy, which was previously announced to be set up at Fox, starring South African comedian Trevor Noah, inspired by his own life – you’ll get to check out Mr Noah’s onscreen work much sooner, as he has joined the cast of “The Daily Show,” as a new correspondent.
Noah will begin his stint as a contributor in December.
Born to a white Swiss father and black South African mother, Noah’s mixed-race heritage, including his experiences growing up in a Soweto township, and his observations about race and ethnicity, are frequent themes addressed in his comedy.
He’s said to be the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on “The Tonight Show” and “The David Letterman Show,” and was the subject of the 2012 documentary “You Laugh But It’s True.” Most recently, he starred in his own Showtime comedy special titled “African American.”
The Overbrook/Legendary project may be dead, given that it was first announced over a year ago. But, you should know that Noah’s Showtime special, “African American,” is now streaming on Netflix, so if you have a streaming account, check him out.
Here’s the man doing his thing: