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News24.com | Daily Show director David Paul Meyer calls Trevor Noah 'one of the greats' after 15-year friendship

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Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would.


Trevor Noah: I Wish You Would.

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American director David Paul Meyer has shared more details on his special friendship with Trevor Noah.

“The first paid directing gig I ever had was Trevor’s ‘Crazy Normal’ stand-up special that we shot in Johannesburg,” Meyer wrote alongside photos of himself and Noah.

The pair met in 2007 when Meyer was a “film school student struggling to put together a documentary about the stand-up comedy scene in South Africa”. 

15 years later, Meyer directed his 10th stand-up comedy special with the South African comedian, I Wish You Would, in conjunction with joining as a director on The Daily Show when Noah took over from Jon Stewart in 2015.

“I’m honoured that Trevor continues to trust me. It’s an absolute thrill to collaborate with one of the greats.”

Meyer also touched on the “time of transition” as Noah prepares for his final episode on The Daily Show on 8 December. But added that while a lot has changed, there has been one constant: “Trevor is hilarious, has phenomenal stage presence, and connects with an audience like no one else.”

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