South African comedian Trevor Noah has revealed the first joke he ever heard that sparked his passion for a career in comedy.

The joke was told by his grandfather to a policeman, and it was the first time Trevor had ever seen a policeman laugh.

More importantly, it was the moment he realised how humour can diffuse a tense situation. Writing on social media on Wednesday, Trevor said: “Here’s the story of the first time I saw how a joke could diffuse tension and thought… Yeah I wanna do that thing!”

Trevor was speaking to his Daily Show audience ‘between the scenes’.


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The First Joke Trevor Ever Heard

Here's the story of the first time I saw how a joke could diffuse tension and thought… Yeah I wanna do that thing!

Posted by Trevor Noah on Wednesday, July 25, 2018