Comedian Trevor Noah has partnered with M-Net to bring us a 13-part TV series that will air in South Africa.
Trevor Noah Presents, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah himself, will showcase up-and-coming SA comedians and will premiere on M-Net (DStv channel 101) in 2018.
‘I’ve always wanted to give young comedians the opportunity to connect with their audience – young comedians doing comedy in different languages,’ Trevor said about the show.
‘In the series I will be working with M-Net, me being in South Africa, gathering the finest comedians from across the country, and showcasing them to viewers in South Africa and saying, “Hey, these are the comedians who will make you laugh” for every walk of life, every single race, every single language,’ he continued.
The 33-year-old Noah is currently in South Africa for his new stand-up show called ‘There’s a Gupta on my Stoep’.
Noah has been criticised by many who have said that the tickets to his show, that range between R450 and R1 300, are too expensive for South African audiences.
The comedian responded by saying: ‘As a South African and as a performer, I must say that we have to value our own. If we pay for our own, our own are more likely to stay here because they feel appreciated. We’ve got to build our industries here.
‘I’m not just doing Trevor Noah. When I do Trevor Noah I hire people here, I’m hiring South African production companies, I’m hiring South African crews specifically, I’m hiring South African people managing the venue, I’m hiring South African comedians.
‘So this isn’t a show of me, this is a show of us. And I’m proud that people are willing to come and to be a part of that.’
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