Dashing young stand-up Trevor Noah, new to BBC Radio 4 listeners, who was a big hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe and wowed audiences at the Soho Theatre earlier this year. Half black South African, half Swiss, and raised in Soweto, Noah is uniquely well placed to poke fun at racist attitudes and hypocrisy, which he does mercilessly.
Visiting the US, he said he was hoping to be "upgraded to black", only to be taken for Mexican or Puerto Rican because of his coffee-coloured skin. "I was subjected to racism that wasn't even mine," he bemoaned. Here is a truly original and assured new comedy talent.Nick Smurthwaite, The Stage, 8th April 2013