I love searching for new comedians on Netflix because Netflix has fully embraced stand up comedy more than most with the exception of Comedy Central. Netflix is putting out comedy by some favorites like Todd Glass, John Mulaney, and even Bill Burrs last special came out on Netflix first and his new special is set to drop in December on Netflix. On stand up comedy alone its totally worth the money but Netflix is not why I decided to do this post, I decided to do this post because I wanted to let people know about a comedian I had never heard of until I saw him on Netflix by the name of Trevor Noah.
When you talk about a black comic you think of comics like Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, and Eddie Murphy. But I think this guy is in a weirder category like Hannibal Buress, he’s not a Def Jam comic he is just a comic doing his own thing. Trevor Noah is South African, his comedy and accent definitely reflect that. He comes to America with an outsiders perspective about what it means to be American and black and African American in modern day America. His observations on the everyday things the Americans take for granted are sharp and hilarious.
His special, available on Netflix, African American is an hour of some of the best comedy today. I believe that this kind of smart comedy is a nice break from some of the mind numbing silliness. Even as cool as this special and comedian are they are made all the cooler with the accent. So when you get a chance check it out and enjoy some cool smart comedy.