South African comedian Trevor Noah, who hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show, cracked an invite from talk show queen Oprah Winfrey.
Noah was interviewed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations in front of a live audience at New York's legendary Apollo Theatre.
Oprah discussed Noah's memoir, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, as well as the current political climate in the United States.
They discussed both having grown up using an outhouse. She said, “You never get over that smell.” Noah recounted a rumour from his childhood that a child had fallen into the pit toilet. “I was sure that had happened!” he said, pointing out that his grandmother still lives in the house he was brought up in, and still uses the outhouse, although it now has modern plumbing.
“We asked her if she wanted to have a bathroom inside and she said, ‘Why would I want to do that in the house?’” Noah recounted.When asked about his impact on The Daily Show, Noah said, “I don’t ever feel like I hit my stride,” claiming he was always seeking an elusive perfection.
He said he saw the show as constantly changing while the world changes. "I want the show to be like water moving with the same force but along different paths,” he said.
Noah was hosted alongside Stephen Colbert, Salma Hayek and Jordan Peele. The show is expected to air on the Oprah Winfrey Network on February 27.