Trevor Noah gets deported for South Africa Daily Show special

Trevor Noah is getting deported. Kind of. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air a special ‘self-deportation’ episode taped in South Africa. Noah will be in Johannesburg to host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at FNB Stadium on Sunday.

Noah, whose latest Netflix special Son of Patricia earlier this month, will head back “to South Africa to give viewers a look at his hometown,” Comedy Central shared in a press release. “In addition to visiting some of his old haunts, he’ll explore Nelson Mandela’s everlasting legacy on South Africa, and more.”

The South African-born stand-up comedian was born in Johannesburg to a mixed-race couple. His father is Swiss German and his mother is South African. Under apartheid law, their relationship was illegal—his mother was jailed and fined. Noah’s powerful autobiography Born a Crime covers much of his upbringing and the effects of apartheid. Fitting, then, that the Daily Show host will return home to honor Mandela.

Global Citizen, according to their website, aims to “end extreme poverty by 2030.” Their annual music festivals have drawn major names in entertainment. This year’s Global Citizens Festival will feature Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Usher, and more. Tickets for the event are totally free—with a catch. Global Citizen doesn’t ask for money. They ask for people to “use their voice” to take action through social media or emailing friends and loved ones.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Self-Deportation Edition will air on Monday, December 3 at 11:00 ET on Comedy Central. It will be available to stream the next day at and the Comedy Central App.

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