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Trevor Noah's Reaction to Lupita Nyong'o Playing His Mother In 'Born a Crime' Is Pretty Relatable

Apparently, Lupita's impressive "ass-whooping" skills reminded him a lot of his mom's.

South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon recently, to promote his upcoming film "Born a Crime," based on his best-selling autobiographical novel by the same name.

Back in February it was announced that none other than Kenyan superstar Lupita Nyong'o would play the role of Noah's mom, Patricia in the upcoming adaptation. He revealed that Nyong'o was filming Black Panther when she called Noah, out of no where, to tell him she wanted to play his mother in the film. "She called me and was like 'hello Trevor, I want to be your mom'," he told Fallon. Though he was slightly confused at first, of course, he agreed.

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Trevor Noah Responds After a Cruel Joke About Aboriginal Women Resurfaces

The comedian admits he was wrong for the sexist joke he made in 2013.

Trevor Noah's resurfaced joke about Aboriginal women triggered debates about bringing back "old" comments, allyship between people of color, and how much apologies from comedians matter politically.

Noah, host of the Daily Show, is no stranger to confronting offensive jokes he has made in his past, and most recently he has faced backlash for a racist and sexist joke he made about Aboriginal women in a stand up show in 2013.

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Watch Trevor Noah's Take Down of the French Ambassador's Letter That Said the World Cup Was Not an ‘African Victory’

The French ambassador tried to teach the late night host about the politics of inclusion. Noah hilariously exposes the hypocrisy.

It's not everyday that a European ambassador writes an angry letter in response to a late-night joke but these are strange and exceptional times.

When Trevor Noah congratulated the African team for winning the world cup on July 16 he got a stream of criticism back from French people, offended that French people of African descent are being called anything other than French. This included an official letter from the French ambassador to the United States. Noah's response: share the letter with the world, deconstruct the politics line by line, reflect on colonialism, and laugh at the temporary love for diversity that possesses politicians when they want to profit from people of color.

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