Trevor Noah, a South African comedian an became a recognisable global entertainment personality post the announcement of his appointment as the replacement for US TV host, Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. He debuts as the show's host on the 28th September 2015. More on this on EWN.
Given his years of hardwork and humble nature - he professes that 'he is shy by nature' - he felt incredibly uncomfortable with his 'hero's welcome' on his native South African soil. Some people have even expected that he will change due to his new global icon status. Says Trevor:
Because of where I come from - my family doesn't buy my celebrity status. If you have the right people around you, you will never forget where you're from.
On reaction to the Daily Show announcement:
Trevor told Redi that, because he had been working on The Daily Show prior to his being announced as the new host, it was like he had been promoted from inside the company. He recalls the day he returned to work post the announcement:
It's like when you're pregnant and you come back to the office. People come up to you and congratulate you. You're still the same person but they acknowledge something has changed.
In case you missed it, you can see a video of the interview below.
This article first appeared on 702 : Trevor Noah: "My biggest challenge will be telling SA jokes for a global market"