He succeeded Jon Stewart, as the host of the American news satire television program The Daily Show from 29 September, 2015.
Noah was born to Patricia and Robert on 20 February 1984 in South Africa, out of wedlock. His parents were not married at the time of his birth due to apartheid. His biological father later moved to Switzerland and Noah was raised by his mother and maternal grandmother. His mother later married Ngisaveni Shingange, but then divorced him, and in 2009, got engaged to another man.
Noah started his career with a role in the South African soap opera Isidingo, at the young age of 18, in 2002. He, eventually started hosting his own show on radio Noah’s Ark on YFM. He has hosted several educational programs including Run the Adventure from 2004 to 2006. He hosted a gossip show The Real Goboza in 2007 and Strictly come Dancing in 2008. Noah has performed all over South Africa in "The Blacks Only Comedy Show", the "Heavyweight Comedy Jam", the "Vodacom Campus Comedy Tour", the "Cape Town International Comedy Festival", the "Jozi Comedy Festival", and "Bafunny Bafunny".
He moved to United States in 2011, and earned laurels as the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show. Noah joined and became a recurring contributor of The Daily Show in 2014. In 2015,, another feather in his cap was added, when Comedy Central announced that Noah would succeed Jon Stewart as the host of the show. His tenure with Comedy Central, thus started from 28 September, 2015.
Noah has appeared in You Laugh But It’s True in 2011 and Mad Buddies in 2012. During his television career, he has also appeared in various television shows, including QI, Gabriel Iglesias, The Amazing Date and Isidingo. He has even hosted several shows on television, which include Would I Lie To You, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Comedy Central Roast of Steve Hofmeyer and Tonight with Trevor Noah. Noah has also been the host at various award functions, which include the 3rd Annual South Africa Film and Television Awards and 16th Annual South African Music Awards.
Noah met Dani Gabriel for the first time in South Africa. They have known each other for four years now, but started dating each other in early 2014. Noah is known to be a polyglot, and knows several languages including English, German, Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans.
Noah won the MTV Africa Music Award for Personality of the Year in 2015 and South African Comics’ Choice Award Comic of the Year in 2012. He was also nominated for South African Savanna Comics’ Choice Award for Comic of the Ear and MTV Africa Music Award for Personality of the Year in 2014.