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