South African comedian Trevor Noah is definitely among the few Africans to make it big in the US. He hosts one of the biggest and most famous TV programs called the The Daily Show an American satirical news program on Comedy Central.
He has been hosting it for more than a year and looks like all is going on well with him but before he got the job, Trevor Noah had rejected it the first time for comedy which even doesn’t pay half what he’s getting now at the Daily show.
Trevor recounts how he rejected the offer while appearing on Oprah Winfrey show.
He says he was in Harrods doing window shopping when a call came in. “The other person at the end introduced himself as John Stewarts and said he wanted me to go to the US and hang out at the studio and possibly try it out. I said no because I had other commitments,” Noah said.
“I had booked shows in Europe and because I can never take my fans for granted, I refused the offer despite the fact that it was the biggest moment in my life.”
Trevor added that, the other reason why he rejected the deal at first was because he had worked so hard to be where he was as a comedian and was not ready to throw that down drain.
Trevor Noah finally went to the US a year and a half later, threw in his papers and was called in to take up the job replacing John Stewarts who had been in the game for more than 15 years.