Trevor Noah: Daily Show host writing book
Like comedians Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling, and, yes, Jon Stewart before him, Trevor Noah has inked a book deal. Publisher Spiegel & Grau has acquired a collection of essays written by The Daily Show host.
“I couldn’t find a good book about myself, so I decided to write one,” Noah said in a statement. “And just like me, this book doesn’t have an appendix.”
The book will feature Noah’s reflections on growing up in South Africa during the last years of apartheid, as well as other moments in his life, including when “he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters.”
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“Trevor Noah is a naturally brilliant storyteller — funny and light on his feet, but with moments of true depth and emotional resonance. He has a remarkable tale to tell,” Spiegel & Grau executive editor Chris Jackson said in a statement. “We’re very excited to bring Trevor’s vivid and original voice to readers in this book about the power and necessity of laughter even — or especially — in the face of the world’s absurdities and injustices.”
The book is slated for release this November. Noah can be seen on The Daily Show, airing Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.