Trevor Noah wins the Dutch Erasmus prize, “he defends the “erasmian spirit”
Trevor Noah has won the prestigious Dutch Erasmus Prize, it was announced on Thursday.
Comedian and former host of daily broadcast, became the first comedian to receive this honor since Charlie Chaplin in 1965.
The prestigious prize is named after the Dutch humanist philosopher and scholar Desiderius Erasmus, who lived from 1466 to 1536.
In a statement, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation said Noah, 39, received the award “for his inspirational contribution to the theme ‘In Praise of Folly’, named after Erasmus’ most famous book, filled with humour. , social and political criticism. satire.”
“With his quick-witted, mocking yet inclusive political comedy, Noah, in the eyes of the jury, upholds ‘the Erasmian spirit,'” the foundation added.
Noah announced his departure from Comedy Central The daily show last year after a seven-year run.
Meanwhile, the award ceremony for Noah will take place by the end of this year.