Chester Missing Hopes Trevor Noah will Add Some isiXhosa to the Daily Show
Chester Missing and his puppet-master Conrad Koch have congratulated Trevor Noah on his new job as host of the The Daily Show.
Comedy Central announced yesterday that Noah would take over the position from Jon Stewart, causing an eruption on local Twitter which has not yet abated.
Koch says Noah’s new position will be a positive move with respect to how South Africans are perceived overseas. Who know, perhaps we’ll get to play the good guy in a Hollywood movie …
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South African ventriloquist Conrad Koch said it was a huge breakthrough for a comedian from the African country to make it on the international stage.
“It portrays South Africans as forward thinking, intelligent, progressive and in touch with the world,” he said. “It shows how stand up is becoming more and more relevant.”
Koch’s puppet, Chester Missing, said he hoped the comedian would deliver one of the episodes in Xhosa, Noah’s home language.