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Trevor Noah Honors Black Women As He Leaves The Daily Show

Updated: Dec 14, 2022

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Trevor Noah who is a renowned comedian and commentator and has served as the host of The Daily Show since 2015, gave a "special shoutout to Black women" on Thursday during his final episode.

He said:

"I've often been credited with having these grand ideas. People say, 'Oh Trevor, you're so smart.' I'm like, 'Who do you think teaches me? Who do you think shaped me, nourished me and formed me?

In his monologue, he mentions how his single mother, grandmother, and aunts were all Black women who had a significant impact on his life. They helped shape him and are part of the reasons he became the man that he is today.

He also acknowledged some of the other brilliant black women who have played a part in educating him, including activists Tarana Burke and Zoé Samudzi, as well as authors and professors Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom.

He further went on to say;

"If you want to learn about America, talk to Black women because, unlike everybody else, Black women can't afford to f*** around and find out. Black people understand how hard it is when things go bad. When things go bad, Black people know that it gets worse for them. But Black women, in particular, they know what s*** is."

Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" is a satirical news program about politics and current events where the host and reporters frequently use comedy to present the news. It received six Emmy nominations and recorded one win since Noah became the host of the program.

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