Cape Town – In a radio interview on Wednesday Mo Flava spoke to his old friend, local comedian Trevor Noah, about his life in New York, featuring on JAY-Z’s latest album, the last lie he told and much more.
Here are some highlights of the impromptu chat, which took place on The Drive on Metro FM:
Trevor Noah knows how to DJ:
Trevor started off the relaxed chat by telling listeners that he and Mo are old friends and go way back, saying: "I don’t remember if you told people this? Mo Flava taught me how to be a DJ." Masechaba Ndlovu – who co-hosts the show with Mo – then added that her and Trevor used to go for auditions together.
What The Daily Show host’s day looks like:
When the radio DJs asked about what Noah’s day to day routine looks like he explained how he starts his day: "Every day is the same thing, we get into the news, I start reading news from all over the world."
For those who don't know, Trevor is the host of The Daily Show.
About his book, Born a Crime:
When Mo told Trevor how much he loved the way that his book was written, the author spoke about why he wrote the memoir saying: "[It was] me wanting to share."
He also alluded to the hardships he and his family went through, which are mentioned in the book, adding that he hoped people would come away saying: "Trevor you didn’t have a perfect life but you came out stronger" and "For too long in South Africa the victims of domestic abuse have been shamed when the abusers should have been."
Trevor’s appearance on JAY-Z's latest album:
The Metro FM presenters then asked the NAACP award winner about how he got onto Jay Z’s most recent album, 4:44: "Well it was one of things that come of nowhere. You get a phone call, ‘JAY-Z wants you to... (and you’re like) Yes!'" Noah then added his disbelief about the moment: "You go from a world where you were listening to JAY-Z and then JAY-Z asks you be on his album..."
The last lie Trevor told:
When asked by Masechaba about the last time he lied, the stand-up comedian honestly said that the last time he lied was in his relationship. When the radio host pushes him for more details Trevor evades the question in a joking manner and says: "Relationships are just lies disguised as support" and then gives examples of the white lies that he’s referring to: "Like do I look good in this? Should I talk to her…"
For those who don't know, Trevor is currently dating real estate agent Jordyn Taylor.
About living in New York:
Noah says that when stories break about how much money he’s spending in rand people forget that the cost of living is higher in The Big Apple: "In this side of the world people are paying for where they are living." He then added: "I don’t live where any other celebrity lives, I just live in a neighbourhood and New York is in an expensive place."
Trevor’s tight bond with his mom:
The 33-year-old then lovingly spoke about his mother saying: "I speak to my mom every day." He then added an example of her phone calls to him: "My mom will just phone me out the blue and say: Hey wena, remember to save." Here’s the best advice Noah’s mom ever gave him, according to the star: "My mom gave me such good advice. Remember as men to be better than your fathers."