One of South Africa’s biggest exports bags Emmy

Congratulations are in order for South African comedian Trevor Noah as The Daily Show bags another award
Noah’s show picked up the award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held over the weekend in Los Angeles.
Noah took the reins from well respected host Jon Stewart  in 2015 and has held his own, growing the viewership numbers  by 17% since last year. Nielsen (a system that measures audience numbers in the US) figures reveal that the show managed to gain an additional 1,5 million viewers.
However, Noah’s time on the show has not been without controversy. Following violent clashes between right-wing white supremacists and the left in Berkley, California, the comedian was accused of being out of touch after making comments on the “violent” leftist group Antifa, a group that claims to fight against fascism and neo-Nazis.
Noah was accused of being out of touch, and pandering to right-wing propagandists. But controversy aside, the funny man’s latest win comes on the back of his taking home a Best Host award at the 2017 MTV Movie and TV Awards in May, so he’s definitely on the right track.

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