Fresh from tri­umphs across the world, sharp­wit­ted South African comic Trevor Noah is head­ing to the Sun­shine State to de­liver laughs

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every­body across the world gets them, but when you come from a smaller place, you need to adapt and be a bit more in­clu­sive of the au­di­ence. whether we see each other weekly or once a year we pick up where we left off and carry on. But that’s what hap­pens when your friends are en­ter­tain­ers, the road is where you live your life. Ed­die and I have been friends for years and he has been in­stru­men­tal in help­ing me nav­i­gate global com­edy. I pick his brain ev­ery chance I get and he loves do­ing com­edy in other lan­guages, so we con­nect on that level.

I en­joy do­ing com­edy any way I can, so when I got to Berlin, I told a few jokes in Ger­man, which was fun and then in the Nether­lands I did a few in Dutch. But (with whole shows) I’m not flu­ent enough to be as pro­fi­cient as I am in English. Even though we have 11 lan­guages (in South Africa) English is still the cen­tral lan­guage, so if I use another lan­guage, then peo­ple from other groups (who don’t speak it) may not be able to un­der­stand, so it would ef­fec­tively iso­late part of the au­di­ence.

Trevor Noah is find­ing him­self more in the cen­tre of the sphere of great co­me­di­ans

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