Trevor Noah. Picture: Instagram
Trevor Noah. Picture: Instagram

LOOK: Trevor Noah is on the cover of the 'Wall Street Journal' September issue

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Sep 19, 2020

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South Africa’s very own comedian Trevor Noah, has graced the cover of yet another international magazine.

The “Wall Street Journal” interviewed Noah and made him their cover star of their September issue in celebration of his fifth anniversary as host of “The Daily Show”.

Noah took to his Instagram account to post a picture of the cover, with the caption: “Thank you for the great write-up @WSJmag 🙌🏾📝 @bystodghill 📷 @gioncarlovalentine,” he wrote.

Local A-listers like Spingboks captain, Siya Kolisi, media personality, Bonang Matheba and TV presenter Anele Mdoda congratulated Noah on his accomplishment.

The Wall Street Journal also took to their Instagram page to post the cover picture and to pay Noah a fitting tribute.

“@trevornoah is our September Men's Style issue cover star! Exchanging a suit and TV studio for a hoodie and his Hell’s Kitchen apartment, where he has been shooting @thedailyshow, Noah has become a voice of calm clarity in a nerve-racking time.

“Social media has amplified his platform, as Noah has brought an element of comic relief while also channeling grief over racial injustice in viral YouTube videos.

“Through it all, the comedian maintains the upbeat energy that’s defined his tenure as a late-night host. “You’ll never find me complaining about the pandemic,” he says.

“If you take me out of the studio, I’m still having these conversations in my apartment in front of a tiny little camera.

“That is what I do. And that is who I am.” Read the cover story at the link in bio. (🖋️: @bystodghill, 📷: @gioncarlovalentine, styling: @jasonbolden),” it read.

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@trevornoah is our September Men's Style issue cover star! Exchanging a suit and TV studio for a hoodie and his Hell’s Kitchen apartment, where he has been shooting @thedailyshow, Noah has become a voice of calm clarity in a nerve-racking time. Social media has amplified his platform, as Noah has brought an element of comic relief while also channeling grief over racial injustice in viral YouTube videos. Through it all, the comedian maintains the upbeat energy that’s defined his tenure as a late-night host. “You’ll never find me complaining about the pandemic,” he says. “If you take me out of the studio, I’m still having these conversations in my apartment in front of a tiny little camera. That is what I do. And that is who I am.” Read the cover story at the link in bio. (🖋️: @bystodghill, 📷: @gioncarlovalentine, styling: @jasonbolden)

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In the cover story Noah gets candid about his five year helm as “The Daily Show” host and answered his early doubters with relentless upbeat comedy that doesn’t pull punches - about the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. struggles with racism or a social contract in need of repair.

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When Trevor Noah took over from Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show," he recalls South Africans saying to him, “Hey, man, if you fail, we all look bad. They’re never going to give any African any type of big TV show again. So don’t mess this up.”⁠ ⁠ Five years into helming show, Noah has answered his early doubters with relentlessly upbeat comedy that doesn’t pull punches—about the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. struggles with racism or a social contract in need of repair.⁠ ⁠ “It’s not just that we’re in a social revolution, it’s also during a pandemic,” says Michelle Wolf, a former Daily Show contributor. “It’s never happened before. [Trevor] comes with such a unique experience...it’s almost like he can step out of a situation and give it a different understanding and perspective.” ⁠ ⁠ Read our September Men's Style cover story at the link in bio. (🖋️: @bystodghill, 📷: @gioncarlovalentine, styling: @jasonbolden)

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Noah previously graced the covers of GQ, TIME, Rollingstone, Deadline and many others in the past.

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