Trevor Noah reveals what he would be doing if he wasn't a comedian

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  • Trevor Noah says he would have chosen to be an IT guy, a salesman or a teacher had he not been in the entertainment industry.
  • The South African comedian adds that he initially started working to earn money to study IT but never stopped. 
  • Noah's comments come as his final day as the host of The Daily Show draws near on 8 December.

As Trevor Noah's final day as the host of The Daily Show draws near, the South African comedian shared what profession he would have chosen had he not been in the entertainment industry.

During a Between the Scenes clip shared on Twitter, Noah jumped from wanting to go into IT to sales and, finally, teaching.

"I've always loved working with computers," Noah says, adding that he built computers in high school and initially started working as a comedian to earn money to pay for varsity. 

"Funny enough, that's how my journey began. I was trying to save up money to go to university so that I could study IT at the time. And then I just carried on working, and I haven't stopped since. So, now maybe I'll go to university and maybe get that degree."

Noah then adds that he also wanted to be a salesman because he loves helping people "when it comes to buying technology, buying a car…".

The 38-year-old recalled a moment when he just moved to New York from South Africa and lived out his dreams of being a salesman when he helped a woman buy a laptop for her grandson in a Best Buy.

The final profession Noah says he would have chosen is to be a teacher.


Noah's final day on The Daily Show is on Thursday, 8 December. From there, the comedian will go to Qatar to watch a few Fifa World Cup matches, and then travel to South Africa to spend the festive season with his family.

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