Trevor Noah took The Daily Show to Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. During the special "Self-Deportation Edition" of the talk show, Noah gave viewers a tour of the neighborhood he grew up in, spoke to his grandmother about apartheid and gave an MTV Cribs-style tour of his grandma's home.
Noah took viewers to his grandmother's house, where he was raised. Upbeat music played as he mocked MTV Cribs and showed off the driveway. "We didn't have any cars, but we still built driveways, because that's what life is all about: Ambition," he said.
Noah entered his grandmother's house and shared that the nearby FNB Stadium will soon celebrate 100 years of Nelson Mandela. Noah's grandmother said that Mandela was like their "God on Earth." She said that black people were not allowed to be nurses, teachers or policemen, so Mandela's career as a lawyer was inspiring.
"For young people, it's very hard for them to understand how scary it was to be a black person in living in South Africa during the time. But everybody was scared of the police," he said.
On Noah's history with apartheid, she said, "You were a kid. You were born a crime." She added that she worried that police would take him if he played in the street, but many kids ran away from Noah when he was younger because he is half white. "For them, this was white?" he asked as he pointed out his skin. "Wow. I feel so special now, Gogo. To know there was a time that I was white," he joked.
The grandmother also admitted that she doesn't watch The Daily Show because "sometimes the electricity cuts out." Noah joked that it is "a very plausible excuse."[embedded content]