Trevor Noah To Pay Salaries of 25 Employees of the Daily Show Amid Covid-19 Lockdown


Trevor Noah is out here doing some good deeds! Coronavirus has not only affected the health of millions of people around the world but also many employees and business owners have been hit financially.

The South African comedian and host of the Daily Show is doing his part to support his immediate community. Amidst the global pandemic, The Daily Show has been halted and The Daily Social Distancing Show where Noah films each episode in the comfort of his home in New York was introduced some weeks ago. With this new development, the production crew were faced with the uncertainty of where their next income would come from. According to Variety, Trevor Noah has offered to pay the salaries of the crew of The Daily Show. The publication reported that:

“Noah is personally paying the salaries of 25 furloughed members of “The Daily Show” crew amid the industry-wide production shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Noah has informed crew members that he will continue to pay their salaries until production begins to ramp back up in the television industry.

“These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show,” a source close to the production tells Variety. “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 thru this together.”

This is not Noah’s first good deed during this pandemic, the TV personality also revealed via social media that he was donating 50 laptops to teachers who currently have no option than to work online.

Kudos to Trevor Noah

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