Who is Trevor Noah, really?

Though the 31-year-old comedian has been performing standup around the globe for years — and is famous enough to have starred in a documentary about his career called You Laugh But It’s True back in 2012 — he’s still hardly a household name stateside

Which, according to Noah, may be an asset now that he’s taking over The Daily Show: “I come in on a clean slate,” he told a roomful of reporters last Friday. Perhaps more importantly: “These are all Emmy winners sitting next to me, so I know that they know what they’re doing. I’m the wildcard — so they’re the ones that should be afraid.” Read more…

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