Noah said Americans were “stupid” and “most of them don’t know much about anything.”
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Noah insulted his soon-to-be nightly audience at the March 13 Red Nose Day 2015 Comic Relief charity show during a riff on being a South African flying to the United States and being questioned about possible exposure to Ebola.
“…Flying in to America particularly has been the worst. You go through different lines, there’s extra checks. You know, especially if you come from what they consider a high risk Ebola region–which is apparently the whole continent—we’re all coughing on each other in one big hut.
“I don’t really blame them, ‘cause look, the truth is most Americans don’t know much about South Africa. So, well, they don’t know much about Africa as a whole, uh, most of them don’t know much about anything. But still…”
Trevor Noah is now being accused of stealing jokes from fellow comedians.
Via The Hollywood Reporter:
Newly selected Daily Show host Trevor Noah continues to face scrutiny surrounding his jokes.
During an episode of Channel NewsAsia’s Conversation With, host Lin Xueling asked comedian Russell Peters whether he was jealous of Noah for getting the Comedy Central gig, along with the fact that Noah is “cute and skinnier than you.”
Peters, a judge on the previous season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, denied that he’s jealous before saying: “He’s also a thief, but that’s irrelevant.”
“He’s stolen material from [South African comedian] David Kau, he’s stolen material from myself,” Peters continued. “You know, but whatever. That’s his gig now, and congratulations! [Laughs.] That’s all I can say.”
When Xueling asked whether Noah was just “borrowing” from Peters, the comic replied, “That’s not borrowing! You don’t borrow in this business. If you are a comedian, that’s like stealing somebody’s underwear and putting them on. That doesn’t make any sense. Why would you do that?” Peters did not specify which jokes he was referring to.
Trevor ought to fit in just fine at the far left Daily Show.