Some comedians put race at the centre of their comedy, giving audiences a chance to release some tension. But how far is too far? Where is the line between a lighthearted joke and deep-rooted racism?
The comic offers important ways of criticising those in power. Trevor Noah is superb at it.
The South African comedian has brought clarity and fresh perspectives to often emotionally charged political issues.
Society has moved to a place where everyone is held accountable if their jokes are found offensive.
‘Two polar bears walk into a bar …’ is an unlikely opener for a joke, but memes and parodies are surprisingly effective ways to get people talking about climate change.
Political books touches a certain chord in South African society that makes them bestsellers.
It is important to understand that African diaspora constitute complex and multiplicitous identities.
The Trevor Noah phenomenon speaks to an influential comedic revolution that is happening in South Africa. Its comics operate in an increasingly complex, high-risk and conflict-intense society.