"I always wanted to be black": Trevor Noah tackles race, immigration and Africa with pure comic genius in this video mashup

This 100-second video will make you fall off your chair laughing

By Asha Parker

Published August 21, 2015 7:46PM (EDT)

  (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

Trevor Noah, the comedian tapped to replace Jon Stewart as the host of "The Daily Show" beginning September 28, first appeared on the news satire program as a contributor in December 2014.

But his time in the spotlight dates back to years before then — he made his television debut at the age of 18 on a South African soap opera, went on to host numerous television and awards shows and later dropped acting to pursue a career in stand-up, touring around the world.

Noah is known for intrepidly tackling issues of racism and often uses his experiences growing up as a mixed race child during apartheid in South Africa as the basis for his comedy.

With a little over a month left before Noah takes the stage we decided to take a look at who the next "Daily Show" host is through some of his best stand-up comedy and talk show moments. Watch our compilation below:

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