Trevor Noah Tells Hannibal Buress That Some South Africans Didn’t Know He Was a Comedian When Hannibal Played South Africa
In an interview promoting his upcoming special on Netflix, Comedy Camisado, Hannibal Buress discovered that a recent performance in South Africa was even weirder than he initially thought it was. Trevor Noah tipped Hannibal to the fact that some of the audience wasn’t expecting a comedy show.
Watch the whole interview here.
Comedy Central Is Launching Annual Comedy Central International Comedy Festival in Johannesburg
(via The Hollywood Reporter)
Trevor Noah has not only put South Africa on the map comedy-wise, but him hosting at The Daily Show will have given African comedy a big spark.
For the next 3 years and potentially longer, Comedy Central will be hosting an international comedy festival, simply called The Comedy Central International Comedy Festival. Its inaugural run will take place very soon in Johannesburg, South Africa which will be the perfect place to stage a homecoming for the network’s newest franchise star, Trevor Noah.
With Comedy Central’s banner flying at the festival, the likes of Jeff Ross, Hannibal Buress, and more will be on the same stages as some of African comedy’s rising stars.
Thousands upon thousands are expected to be in attendance and if that does indeed happen, this festival will be in the league with JFL Montreal and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival i.e. the biggest comedy festivals in the world.
Trevor Noah Talks Doing Comedy After Apartheid with Jerry Seinfeld on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Yes. There was a time where not only absolute segregation was enforced in South Africa, but free speech, including comedy, was also illegal.
The latest episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee had Jerry Seinfeld taking internationally renowned comedian and the new host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, around NYC and Brooklyn while learning about what comedy in a place where it was illegal to freely express yourself for a long time.
As a result, Trevor has a killer Nelson Mandela impression among his several great impressions and a fresh comedic perspective on race that will serve him well when taking over The Daily Show.
Watch it all here.
Laugh Factory Holding Funniest Person In The World Contest
The Laugh Factory has gathered submissions from around the world of comedians vying for the Laugh Factory’s distinction of Funniest Person in the World. Ranging from Israel to South Korea to South Africa, there’s stand-up to watch from all over the world featuring the amazing comedic talents of people like Canada’s Mark Forward or the Netherlands’ Stefan Pop.
Through a few rounds of voting, any one of these people could win $10,000 and be part of a tour. So, give an international act a chance here in the States.
Here’s a Trailer for Stand Up Planet That Explores Comedy In Some of the Most Unlikely Places
On May 14th, LinkTV, KCET, and Pivot will all be airing the stand-up documentary series Stand Up Planet that has host and great comedian Hasan Minhaj delving into how comedy finds its way into every corner of the world and how it opens up discussion on issues in places that most of us would think it would be near impossible to do so.
It features international comedy acts and comedians that you probably know and love from here in the U.S. such as Aditi Mattal, Mpho Popps, Loyiso Gola, Kagiso Lediga, Tanmay Bhat, James Adomian, Nate Bargatze, Michelle Buteau, and John Vlismas as well as the likes of legends Norman Lear, Carl Reiner, and Bill Cosby.