Trevor Noah pays his furloughed crew’s salaries out of his own pocket amid COVID-19

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Trevor Noah is the boss of bosses.

The late-night talk show host is stepping up in a big way to help his normal studio crew, which has been furloughed due to the coronavirus crisis.

While Noah is shooting “The Daily Show” remotely, he’s personally paying the salaries of 25 crew members who can’t contribute to the remote version of the show, such as studio camera operators and other techs, according to Variety.

“These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show,” a source reportedly told the trade. “Trevor is…covering their salaries until the production business opens again.”

The South African funnyman was the first out the gate to remotely host his Emmy Award-winning Comedy Central show from his Manhattan apartment.

Currently and aptly titled “The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah,” the network announced on Monday that, for as long as he remains stuck in his apartment, it will be 45 minutes long instead of its traditional half-hour.

“He respects his crew tremendously and feels it’s only right that they get [through] this together,” the source said.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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