Posted by: OS GIKEN on Sep 20, 2010
I've seen some cool shows in my days, but this one is the one, the one that will stand the test of time. And this test, in the South African context, is something or someone, everyone loves or likes. By merging the words "South African" and "everyone" you already get the jest of my online speech. Yes, racially, Trevor is a guy that we all love. We love his view on politics, we love that he nails the ANC and the fact that he can talk just as good as them, and by the same wavelength, we love that he can take the Mickey with the opposition parties as well...a balance of sorts! I still have not seen Trevor live, because I'm slow and really unlucky with tickets...it sells out so quick, this is just a good sign that finally, comedy in South Africa is at the top...not reaching the peak anytime soon. Think back to shows like Pure Monate, it was a couple of completely capable comedians, and they took the T.V by storm, the Pure Monate Show had a good run, it made us cry with laughter each week...I can't really remember why it was cancelled, but I can remember there was a lot of mixed reactions reagrding viewership, but this is where the difference comes in. Trevor's show is different, I've yet to find anyone who does not like this show! Yes, there are many blogs talking about how unoriginal the show is, and how they don't like Trevor or members of the cast, but there are also people in this world that don't like money...so, you can' treally please everyone!
Not everyone can do it...
We've done some premature statistical research in our friend circle, and everyone who's everyone watches this show! The flop with the previous show of this kind on M-Net, Gharat Cleef, was that Gareth was just cut out to be in front of a live audience, sure he's a DJ and does this kind of thing all the time...but on TV we prefer he be sober. So, his show lasted literally a few episodes. Even with the following Gareth has on his morning show on 5 FM, he just could not pull the prime time TV spot, I guess his listeners were sleeping at 19h30 from waking up at 6h00 am to listen to his show.
Comedy left, right, middle, central!
The Trevor Noah show also has some great comedians, I like to watch it just for Nadia, as she's smoking hot, that jaw line and the hair and and and and, but lets not go wayward with this review. The comedians are great; their little inserts are always a joy to watch every time! The guests are also some of the best...its people we all know, not someone who fell off a horse and then went to the J&B Met and then starred in a doccie and now needs to be known. This is not a show for has-beens or wana-bees; this is a show that's up to date with what's happening in and around our country and the world at large.
The comedy is brilliant, the quick and witty comebacks, the relevant questions turned into laughter are also a thing that Trevor does without effort. I watched each and every episode thus far, and every time my wife had to watch the repeat because the tears were rolling down her cheeks from pure laughter, she just could not keep up with the wit and pure comedy continuously rolling off the tongues of the guests and the comedians! I sure would like to see some statistics on viewership thus far.
Not like any other...
For this show, unlike 3 talk with Noeleen, it’s not boring, it’s aimed at a specific crowd that actually sits in front of the tele at that time of the night. Its a prime time slot which has a lot of competition on all other channels, but for that 20 odd minutes, Trevor and the cast steal the time from all watches digital or chronograph, and makes each episode a memorable one...is this another Dave Chappelle show in the making? I think Trevor will make history, right now he's the hottest (most popular) comedian in South Africa,...that alone has to get your bum on the couch at 19h30 on a Wednesday night!