• You Laugh But It's True

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Austin Film Festival
Friar's Club Comedy Film Festival
Lighthouse International Film Festival
Pan African International Film Festival
Encounters South African Documentary Film Festival


South African comedian Trevor Noah uses his experiences as the child of a racially mixed couple during Apartheid--a time when interracial relationships were forbidden--as the lens for his sidesplitting comedy. In this intimate portrait, we meet an anxious Trevor as he is about to step onto the stage for his first ever one-man show.

Trevor faces a multitude of challenges: an underdeveloped comedy scene, criticism from other comics, lingering racial tension, and a shocking family tragedy. They pose a serious threat to the success of the show and to Trevor's dream of performing on the global stage.

Prodigious, audacious, acerbic, hilarious--there are many words to describe Trevor Noah, and this funny yet insightful documentary from first-time director David Paul Meyer does it best.

Cast & Crew

  • David Paul Meyer
    David Paul Meyer
    Director / Producer
  • Trevor Noah
  • Anthony Anderson
    Anthony Anderson
    Executive Producer
  • Adam Glass
    Adam Glass
    Executive Producer
  • Oh No
    Oh No
  • Brian Golden Davis
    Brian Golden Davis
    Editor / Co-Producer
  • Brent Clegg
    Director of Photography
  • Mark Jonathan Harris
    Mark Jonathan Harris


Recent Blog Posts

  • Thank You
    December 17, 2013

    To all my friends and family who donated to the cause. Thanks for trusting me with your money. I hope I did you proud because I can't give you a refund. Sorry.

  • My Day at Madiba's House
    December 14, 2013

    My favorite day of filming You Laugh But It's True was when we traveled with Trevor Noah to Soweto to visit his grandmother. Trevor's one of the most quick witted and fearless people I know, but Frances Noah knows how to check him.


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