Last updated on Jan 26th, 2021 at 05:26 pm
Trevor Noah is reportedly paying the salaries of 25 staffers from The Daily Show who were put on unpaid leave as a result of COVID-19
The crew were furloughed after production ground to a halt in March as coronavirus fears grew.
The 36-year-old has been recording the show from his penthouse in New York City.
The one-man show has been nicknamed ‘The Daily Social Distancing Show’.
A source told Variety magazine that the South African comedian will “personally” cover their salaries “until the production business opens again”.
“He respects his crew tremendously and feels it’s only right that they get through this together.”
Trevor, who earned a whopping $28 million in 2019, has been working with the 25 staff members since he took over the reins from Jon Stewart in 2015.
Social media users applauded the Emmy-winning star for his efforts.
“@Trevornoah paying employees salary, classy. I owe you a beer if you make it to Pittsburgh one day. Anyone else famous doing that?” one Twitter user wrote.
Trevor Noah paying his staff’s salary out his own pocket. pic.twitter.com/hEvppnzH4A
— Baud Spencer (@Luo_T) May 1, 2020
James Corden, host of The Late Late Show, has also pledged to pay his staff’s salaries during the production hiatus.
Back home in South Africa, Tbo Touch is hoping to help South Africans stranded abroad due to commercial flights being grounded.
The TV and radio personality took to Instagram to share an emotional video about a family stuck in Turkey.
“This got me in tears. My family, our Boys and Girls, stuck in Turkey for over a month, no food, shelter everything is closed. International Relations have just issued clearance for their return. All airlines are down, we need access to a Private plane and I’m pledging to cover costs towards fuel,” he wrote.
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My family, our Boys and Girls🇿🇦, stuck in Turkey for over a month, no food, shelter everything is closed.international Relations have just issued clearance for their return. All airlines are down, we need access to a Private plane and I’m pledging to cover costs towards fuel! #Bringushome #strandedinturkey