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Trevor Noah pays 25 "The Daily Show" staffers' salary with his own money

US-based South African TV personality, Trevor Noah is fast becoming a world-class philanthropist with the generous streaks has been displaying especially during the period of lockdown. Trevor announced recently that he would be paying for salary of the production crew of The Daily Show from out of his own pocket.

According to report published by Channel 24 and US-based Variety, Trevor Noah has committed to paying the salaries of 25 staff members who have been asked to go on compulsory leave because of coronavirus lockdown.

Last week Trevor announced donations of laptops for 50 teachers to help them with digital teaching during lockdown. He asked people to nominate teachers and the teachers to self-nominate . The names of the lucky teachers were announced yesterday by the popular comedian on his twitter account.

Report has it that Trevor would continue to be responsible for the payment of the staff until the show reopens after the ongoing lockdown in the US.

"These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show," a source told the publication, saying "Trevor is personally covering their salaries until the production business opens again. He respects his crew tremendously and feels it's only right that they get through this together," Channel 24 reports.

Trevor Noah is currently hosting the show from his home since the beginning of coronavirus-enforced lockdown , and has renamed the home version of the show as The Daily Social Distancing Show

"The news of supersized Daily Show episodes comes at a moment in time when viewers are heading to host Trevor Noah not just for satire and escapism, but also for an honest point of view and as a source of trustworthy information," Channel 24 reports.

The Daily Show is hosted by Trevor Noah in a New York studio in the US. Moving from South Africa to the US to be the host of The Daily Show has been the biggest career break for the South African born comedian. Many had predicted the show would lose its rating when Trevor took over from popular Jon Stewart in 2015.

Although there were initial teething problems of adjusting to the American audience, but Trevor Noah’s reputation has gone up since then becoming one of the popular faces among A-list American celebrities and he is signed up for The Daily Show till 2022.

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