CAPE TOWN – To market Comedy Central and DStv, MultiChoice is opening the Comedy Central (DStv 122) channel for a week from 28 September to DStv Compact subscribers so that they can watch the start of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Meanwhile eNCA (DStv 403) reporter Yusuf Omar is going to New York, without an arranged interview, but hoping that Trevor Noah might speak to him and asking viewers to help him to make it happen.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will start on 28 September in the United States and start showing from Tuesday 29 September in South Africa on Comedy Central, with episodes broadcast Tuesdays to Fridays at 21:00.
Viewers will be able to catch episodes from 30 September online at comedycentralafrica.com.
“Every comedy fan in the country is eager to witness how Trevor Noah is going to handle the biggest gig of his life and able to see him fly the flag for South Africa,” says Evert van der Veer, the head of Comedy Central Africa.
“This is such an important milestone for African comedy and we are expecting record viewing figures for the premiere and first week of broadcast,” says Van der Veer.
“The launch of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah is such a proud and historic moment for all South Africans,” says Aletta Alberts, the general manager of content at MultiChoice. “We’re delighted to share Trevor’s international success with our DStv Compact customers.”
Noah has been quick to reassure fans that while it would be the recognizable Daily Show that people love, his introduction would also see some changes.
In a sit down interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 31-year-old revealed that come the debut, not only would the set be different, but the perspective of the show would shift as well.
“We’re still dealing with the same issues, it’s just a different angle we’re looking at things from—and it’s my angle, really. I’m taking things in a slightly different direction, but to the same endpoint,” claimed Noah. – Channel24/Latin Post.