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More attention or laughs on Africa as The Daily Show gets a special African correspondent?



The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has hand-picked up-and-coming South African comedian, Loyiso Madinga to be the show’s African correspondent. Loyiso was selected to join The Daily Show team for his award-winning comedy and conversation skills. “As wild as Donald Trump is for America, many countries around the world have Trumps of their own and since The Daily Show is in many countries, we thought, why not give each country a chance to show off their stable geniuses?” said Trevor. Loyiso said he was excited to be a voice for local satire and help break stereotypical perceptions of the continent.   According to TimeLive, Madinga hails from a little village in Eastern Cape and he left a career in advertising to follow his passion for comedy. In 2012, he won the Graça Comedy Showdown (just three gigs after his debut) and the 2014 SA Comics’ Choice Savanna Newcomer Award, and he is currently the promo voice of Comedy Central. According to Channel24, Madinga has also written and performed on South Africa’s two-time Emmy-nominated satire show “Late Nite News” with comedy legend Loyiso Gola, and written and performed on the hit local sketch show “Bantu Hour”.