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Trevor Noah, Host of THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central.
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Trevor Noah, Host of THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central.

Airs Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Why and how did some of the world's most influential artists, innovators, athletes and leaders break big? Talented men and women such as Jason Aldean and Danai Gurira recount their most difficult, dramatic and serendipitous turning points.

Emmy-winning journalist Carlos Watson hosts BREAKING BIG.

He endured a difficult childhood in apartheid South Africa, but Trevor Noah not only overcame those tough times – he channeled them into an internationally renowned comedy career.

Noah was hand-picked by Jon Stewart to succeed him as host of THE DAILY SHOW.

Host Carlos Watson talks with Noah about his journey from the comedy clubs of Johannesburg to one of the most coveted roles in American late-night television.

Trevor Noah is on Facebook, Instagram, and you can follow @Trevornoah on Twitter.


This episode is available to stream on demand.


BREAKING BIG is executive-produced by Carlos Watson, Samir Rao, Royd Chung, Danny Lee, Ari HymanSean Braswell, and Cameo George.

Funding for BREAKING BIG is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS.