Trevor Noah paid tribute to the “brilliant” black women in his life in his latest edition of The Daily Show Thursday.
In one segment, the South African comedian, 38, thanked his fans and the black women who “nurtured and shaped him” and were “a big part of why” he found success in show business.
Noah said: “Special shout out to black women – I’ve often been credited with these great ideas. People say, ‘Oh Trevor, you’re so smart.’ I’m like, ‘Who do you think is teaching me? Who do you think formed, nurtured, and formed me?”
The Latest: Trevor Noah, 38, paid tribute to the “brilliant” black women in his life in his latest edition of The Daily Show Thursday
‘From my mother, big boy[mom], my aunt, all these black women in my life but also in America. I tell people if you really want to learn about America, talk to black women because unlike everyone else, black women can’t afford to f*** around and find out.
Noah said, “Black people understand how hard it is when things go bad, especially in America, but anywhere there are black people … when things go bad, black people know it’s worse for them.”
Noah said: “Especially black women know what s*** is. They know what happens when things don’t go the way they should.”
Noah named a number of his influential Black leaders — a group consisting of Tarana Burke, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Roxane Gay, and Zoé Samudzi — calling them “brilliant, brilliant women” who informed, enlightened, and debated with him.
In one segment, the South African comedian thanked his fans and the “brilliant” black women who “nurtured and shaped him” and were “a big part of the reason” he found success in show business
In his final show, Noah looked back on his helm of the Comedy Central series, which began in September 2015. Pictured in 2016
“Do yourself a favour: You really want to know what to do or how to do it?” he said. “Or maybe the best way or the fairest way? Talk to Black women – they’re a big reason I’m here and I’m grateful to them for that. I am grateful to each and every one of you. It was an honor. Many Thanks.’
In his final show, Noah looked back on his helm of the Comedy Central series, which began in September 2015.
“I remember when we started the show we couldn’t get enough people to fill an audience,” Noah said. “There were empty seats and then I look at that now, I never take it for granted. I appreciate every seat that has ever been occupied to see something I make because I know there is an empty seat behind it so thank you very much. Thanks to the people watching, the people sharing the clips.
Noah said he appreciated “anyone who had an opinion, anyone who was kind enough and generous enough, even if it was a criticism.
“I want to say that I appreciate these people. Even the people who hate you still pulled up the ratings so thanks i am eternally grateful to you.
Noah announced he was leaving the show during a Sept. 29 taping by saying he felt gratitude after seven years as the show’s host, which Jon Stewart left in 2015.
“I realized that after the seven years, my time was up,” said the television personality, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Noah said that “so many people didn’t believe in us,” adding that “making him host the show was a crazy bet.”
“I still think it was a crazy choice — that random African,” he said. “I wanted to thank the audience for seven incredible years. It was wild. It was really wild.’
Noah’s departure comes at a time when some of his peers have quit shows, including Conan O’Brien last year and Samantha Bee earlier this year.
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