Funny man Trevor Noah up for two Emmys

Sizwe Sibiya

Africa’s funniest man on American television screens, Trevor Noah, is getting his red carpet suit ready after being honoured with two primetime Emmy Awards nominations this week.

Trevor has managed to take The Daily Show into new territory ever since he took over the reins from comedy legend Jon Stewart in 2015.

And he has been reaping the rewards.

The Daily Show has been nominated for Outstanding Variety Talk Series and for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.

The 37 year old from Soweto previously bagged the Emmys Outstanding Short Form Variety Series Award  in 2017.

Meanwhile another South African talent doing amazing things in the United States, Thuso Mbedu, was honoured – but not with an individual nomination.

The Hollywood series, The Underground RailRoad, in which she stars, received seven nominations.

The Emmy Awards ceremony will be hosted on Sunday 19 September 2021 and broadcast live on CBS.

Image source: Comedy Central