Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark

Synopsis: Trevor Noah's Netflix one hour standup special. Amazing comedy covering race in America, immigration politics, international relations and more.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): David Paul Meyer
Actors: Trevor Noah
67 min

And he was like,

"It's okay. We've got the light."

I said, "Yeah, and he has a truck.

In a game of rock-paper-scissors,

you lose."

But he was so confident.

He was like,

"We've got the light. Let's go."

And he walked out.

He didn't just walk out.

He stared that truck driver down

as he was crossing.

Just looking at him.

Like, "I've got the light.

You know I've got the light.

You know I've got that light."

I was running behind him, all apologetic.

"I'm sorry, I didn't know.

He-- I'm sorry.

I would have stopped--

I've never done this before."

I walked with that man for 12 blocks.

And let me tell you,

I have never been imbued

with the confidence of another human being

the way I was with him.

I started that day...

thinking and pondering

before stepping out.

And after a few blocks with him,

I started believing.

And after eight blocks,

it was the only way I knew how to live.

I had my phone out.

I was tweeting and texting.

I didn't play games.

I'd be looking down, look up.

The light would change, and I was out.

I didn't care if a truck or a train

was coming towards me. I was out!

Because I've come to realize, in America,

if you got the white man on your side,

you can do whatever you like.

You just roll.

What an exciting time it's been.

I couldn't have chosen a better time

to come and live in the United States.


What an exciting time.

I'm surprised that,

with everything that's happened,

it hasn't all burned down.

I've been coming to the United States,

on and off, visiting for almost ten years.


what was great about visiting on and off

was I got to experience America

in snapshots.

You know, I would feel

what the people were feeling.

I would get an idea of what the populace

was going through.


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Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is known for hosting The Daily Show, an American satirical news program on Comedy Central. Born in Johannesburg, Noah began his career as a comedian, presenter, and actor in his native South Africa in 2002. He held several television hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), and was the runner-up in their fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, Noah was the creator and host of Tonight with Trevor Noah on M-Net and DStv. His stand-up comedy career attained international success, leading to appearances on American late-night talk shows and British panel shows. In 2014, Noah became the Senior International Correspondent for The Daily Show, and the following year, he succeeded long-time host Jon Stewart and is set to remain in this position up until 2022.Noah's autobiographical comedy book Born a Crime was published in 2016 and garnered critical acclaim. Noah was named one of "The 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media" by The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. more…

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