South African comedian Trevor Noah has sold a sitcom pilot to Fox based on his life growing up in South Africa with a white Swiss father and black South African mother. Deadline reports that the show will be written by Modern Family andGoodwin Games writer Sameer Gardezi and be produced by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith production company Overbrook Entertainment.
Noah is a massively popular standup in Africa, selling more DVDs than any other standup. He’s been presented by Eddie Izzard around the world, and he’s appeared in the US on both The Tonight Show and The Late Show.
Good going Trevor!!