Trevor Noah Wins Dutch Erasmus Prize

South African-born stand-up comedian and television host Trevor Noah became the first black comic to win the Dutch Erasmus Prize, a prestigious European award named after the philosopher and humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus. I was.

The Praemium Erasmianum Foundation Former host of The Daily Show For his inspirational contribution to the theme ‘In Praise of Folly’, named after Erasmus’ most famous book full of humor, social criticism and political satire.

With a cash prize of €150,000 ($159,000), the award is presented annually to “a person or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the humanities, social sciences or arts in Europe and beyond”.

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The Foundation recognizes Noah for gaining a young and diverse global audience that breathes fresh air into the media, especially during singular times such as Donald Trump’s presidency, COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter movement. I praised you.

The world was shocked by the news of Noah’s departure from the daily show after seven years on the show, but the foundation stands by what Noah calls “the spirit of Erasm.” I praised you for that.

Well, the 39-year-old fan can expect his new book on the secrets of forgiveness, acceptance, and solidarity. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news earlier this month.

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