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Did I do anything fun while I was on vacation?
Actually I did.
So I went back home to South Africa.
Went to check up on...
Yeah it was just fun.
I went to check on my like, the foundation, went to catch up with my people, and it's funny, 'cause every time I go home people always shout at me about going home, which is a weird thing.
So like, I'll get home and then at the border, like literally at customs, the woman was like, she's like, Trevor, when are you coming home?
And I was like, I'm home.
She's like, no, but when are you coming home?
And I was like, but I'm here right now.
You're holding my passport.
She's like, no that doesn't count, Trevor.
That doesn't count, Trevor.
We miss you.
Then I'm like, but it's not like you saw me, like it's not like I was just running around in the streets everyday.
It's like, no Trevor, come home.
I'm like, I'm home!
But then what was crazy and amazing, was so I was in Cape Town.
And then a friend of mine called me and said, yo Trevor, what are you doing?
And I said I'm waiting, I'm gonna go to an event later today.
And he's like, oh, 'cause the President wants to meet you.
So I was like the president of what?
No because I just didn't assume that the President, like I was like, could be like the president of this company, the president of like, the Students Association, I don't know.
So I'm like, which president?
And he's like the President of the country.
And I was like, what did I do?
He's like no, he just wants to like, he wants you to come and say hi.
So he wants you to come to like, to the Presidential, you know, the Presidential homestead in Cape Town, just come and say hi.
I was like, okay.
And so then I was with my friends.
And I was like, guys we gotta go do this thing.
And my friends are like, alright let's roll.
And then they rolled with me.
But I didn't tell 'em what it was.
And I didn't realize in the moment that I didn't tell 'em what it was.
So like my friend's like wearing a hoodie, my other friend's wearing like a free T-shirt.
And I'm wearing a suit 'cause I'm going to another event.
And then we get there, and then they're like, are we here to pickup...
And then I say to the person at the counter, I'm like, oh we're here to see the President.
And then my friend's like, dude I'm wearing a hoodie!
And I was like, oh I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, I forgot to tell you where we were going.
And so then we went in.
And then we met the President and he was just very cool.
It was just like, you know...
And then my friend was like, he apologized.
He was like, I'm so sorry Mr. President.
I did not know I was meeting a President today.
That's why I'm dressed like this.
And then the President was cool.
He's like, no, I didn't know I was meeting you guys.
That's why I'm dressed like this.
He was nice about it.
And then just out of nowhere the President was like, Trevor, he's like, what are you doing now?
He's like come with me to Parliament.
I wanna introduce you.
So he like takes me, you know, to our Congress, like to Parliament.
And he's just like, just come with me.
And so he's like, walk with me.
And now you're like on the Presidential power walk.
And I'm like just, what do you do on this walk?
And he's like, you just act like you're thinking of serious things.
And so I'm walking next to him the whole time and I'm just like, yes, nuclear war, immigration, unemployment.
And so we walked together.
And then we get to Parliament and then when we got there he introduced, and it was one of the most surreal moments.
'Cause it's one of those things that you take for granted because it happens gradually in life.
But I genuinely just had to breathe.
Like a few days after I was gonna be like, yo.
You were in Parliament and the President of your country was like, hey, give a round of applause to Trevor Noah, he's giving back to the country and we love him, and literally in that moment, I was sitting there and I like, Goddamn, where is my history teacher now?
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Going Home to South Africa - Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

415 Folder Collection
Jade Weng published on June 14, 2019    Jade Weng translated    Evangeline reviewed
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