Noah: Unlike Fifa, my family has nothing to hide

The comedian says his success in the US has not changed the way he and his family live.

FILE: Trevor Noah at the Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. Picture: Getty Images/AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - South African comedian Trevor Noah says that unlike Fifa, which is currently embroiled in a corruption scandal, he and his family have nothing to hide.

Speaking on the Redi Tlhabi show on 702 this morning, Noah says his latest accolades in the US have not changed the way his family live and he will not censor what they say in public.

Noah, who will soon take over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart, has also addressed the recent front page story in the _Sunday Times _about the murder of a person whom the paper said was his relative.

"Everyone calls and they are asking who died? Trevor's cousin is dead. And now I'm calling cousins, you know the worst thing is if you grew up in a black family, cousin is literally everybody. It could be the guy at the corner who used to sell you beers for your uncle."


Noah reacted with surprise to the report claiming one of his cousins from KwaZulu-Natal had been brutally killed.

The Sunday Times reported on its front page that Noah's 'alleged cousin' Cebisile Khoza's badly burnt body was discovered in a sugar cane plantation near Wasbank.

But the comedian described the article as crafty journalism and denied that Khoza was related to him.

Thanks to some crafty journalism my family and I have spent the whole day trying to figure out if one of us died. #awkward

He will make his debut as host of The Daily Show on 28 September.

Watch Trevor Noah getting comfortable in Jon Stewart's chair.