South African born host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah has won the ‘Best TV Host’ host award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Although this was the 26th edition of the awards, it was the first time that work in television was honoured. In a previous article in DESTINY, it was reported that the viewer numbers for The Daily Show have increased by a significant 17% in 2017. According to the Nielsen audience measurement system, this is an additional 1,5 million viewers. According to Comedy Central, it has also become the only late night talk show to have grown by increasing viewership among adults between the ages of 18 and 49.
The awards were held last night in Los Angeles, California where Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart presented Trevor with the award.
After accepting his trophy, Noah dedicated his achievement to his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah.
He said: “There is one person I aspire to be every single day, and that is my mum: a powerful, strong black woman who never listened when people told her she couldn’t be more.”
“Thank you to Donald J. Trump for the comedy. The J stands for Jesus‚ a lot of people don’t know that‚” he said.
His win was celebrated by international fans and celebs who took to social media to congrats Trevor on his achievements.
Earlier this year, Noah received two awards from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for Debut Author and Outstanding Literary Work for his memoir Born a Crime (Spiegel & Grau).
Noah recently trended on social media platforms after he bought a penthouse worth R130 million in New York.
“February was The Daily Show’s most-watched and highest-rated month ever among total viewers. It continues to dominate among Comedy Central’s core, key millennial audience, finishing February as the most watched and highest-rated daily late night talk show among all millennials,” Comedy Central said in a statement.
Author: Staff Writer