You Laugh But It's True (2011)

Not Rated   |    |  Documentary, Biography, Comedy

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In the world of stand-up comedy in South Africa, Trevor Noah uses his childhood experiences in a biracial family during apartheid to prepare for his first one-man show.


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9 May 2018 | MelbaMan1
| Had Me In Stitches!
Amazing background to the comic genius Trevor Noah. The personal and political are both part of his comedy and this film shows him calmly confronting situations that would petrify most of us. We get to meet his South African grandmother and mother who are both truly admirable people. During the making of the doco his mother was actually the victim of a serious crime and it's frightening what the outcome could have been. This is one of the serious moments in the film that allows us to see where Noah came from and truly opened my eyes to South African society. That's why this is more than just a record of "putting-on-a-show." Watch out for his impression of Nelson Mandela at his 91st birthday party, drunk! Had me in stitches.

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Release Date:

13 December 2013



Country of Origin

USA, South Africa

Filming Locations

Johannesburg, South Africa

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