Trevor Noah thanks “crazy Africans” in Emmy’s acceptance speech

todayJanuary 16, 2024 137 1

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Soweto-born comedian, Trevor Noah, is once again waving the South African flag high.

The celebrated comedian won an Emmy Award for the best variety talk show last night, becoming the first Black person ever to clinch the accolade.

Noah left the “The Daily Show” in 2022. However, the final season of the popular show is only now being honoured after the 2023 Emmy Awards were delayed to this year due to the protracted Hollywood Actors’ strikes, which left the economy of the American film industry in tatters.


“I want to start by thanking the crazy Africans who followed me to this country, David Kibuuka and Joseph Opio, David Meyer, my partner in crime, the writers and the team, Roy Wood Jr. from the very beginning, Jordan Klepper, ” Noah said in his acceptance speech.


Meanwhile, Actress Niecy Nash-Betts was another standout of the night, taking home the Emmy for best supporting actress in a limited series for her work in the Netflix series “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.”

Taking to the stage for her acceptance speech, Nash-Betts belted: “I’m a winner, baby! Thank you to the most high for this divine moment… My better half, who picked me up when I was gutted from this work. Thank you.”


Written by: Naomi Kobbie

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