Trevor Noah is back to host the 66th annual Grammy Awards for the fourth year in a row!
Trevor Noah is back to host the 66th annual Grammy Awards for the fourth year in a row and he knows the audience doesn’t owe him their laughs.
“The Daily Show” alum will also serve as producer of the show that has confirmed performances from Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Travis Scott, Burna Boy, and Luke Combs. Singer SZA leads with nine nominations and singers Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Boygenius, Miley Cyrus, Jon Batiste, Victoria Monét, and Billie Eilish are all competing against SZA for record of the year.
With many expected to tune in to music’s biggest night, Noah takes great pride in his hosting and producer role.
“It’s exciting. It is rewarding. It’s a little nerve-wracking. I guess all of the feelings combined into one cocktail that hopefully culminates in a pleasurable experience on the night,” he tells BLACK ENTERPRISE.
However, Noah sees it differently and doesn’t think the audience owes him anything as host and comedian; He knows it’s his job to either make people laugh or try harder.
“If it was guaranteed that people would laugh, then there would be no comedians because then what is the purpose of what you’re doing? So the very nature of the job implies that sometimes people might not laugh. So I think I understand that as a comedian, and I’ve always embraced that. I understand that the audience isn’t supposed to laugh. I’m trying to make them laugh. This is a dance that I’m performing with them.”
Fans might miss watching Noah host “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central every weekday night. But he hasn’t left us waiting for too long as he launched his Spotify podcast “About What Now? with Trevor Noah” in November. So far, he’s sat down for candid in-depth discussions with the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bill Gates, Kerry Washington, and Da Baby.
“I think it’s really crucial for us to find ways to have conversations and to speak to not just people but ideas that we either disagree with or struggling to grapple with so that we can build a deeper understanding Of ourselves and the world that we live in and that’s that’s what I’m going to be trying to do as the show progresses.”
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Source: Black Enterprise