Trevor Noah speaks at Princeton University’s 2021 Class Day

About This Source - CNBC Television

CNBC is an American pay television business news channel, which primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets. Following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC primarily carries financial and business-themed documentaries and reality shows.

As of February 2015, CNBC is available to approximately 93,623,000 pay television households (80.4% of households with television) in the United States.

Recent from CNBC Television:

  • These three tech CEOs explain why having the right team around you is critical to success
  • Interest rates will go up, says Avenue Capital’s Marc Lasry
  • Why Joe Terranova just bought Tesla shares
  • CNBC Television published this video item, entitled “Trevor Noah speaks at Princeton University’s 2021 Class Day” – below is their description.

    Author, comedian and ‘The Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah participated in a Q&A with seniors for Princeton’s virtual 2021 Class Day ceremony. Class Day co-chairs Morgan Smith ’21, Kamya Yadav ’21 and Michael Wang ’21 not only spoke to Noah about comedy and the pandemic’s lessons but also inducted Noah as an honorary member of the Class of 2021.

    On May 15, Emmy Award-winning talk show host and comedian Trevor Noah spoke to Princeton University graduates for Class Day, an annual event organized by senior class members that takes place one day before the commencement ceremony.

    In a Q&A session with Class Day co-chairs Michael Wang, Morgan Smith and Kamya Yadav, Noah spoke about his journey to becoming a comedian as well as the lessons he’s learned about risk-taking throughout his career.

    “Number one, not all risks are worth taking,” he told the students, while emphasizing that some risk will require you to think about the impact your decision could have on not only you, but those around you.

    For example, Noah explained that as a comedian, if he’s trying to tell a joke that may come off the wrong way, then he will spend more time cleaning up what he likes to call “the target of the joke” in order to “minimize the risk.”

    “What I do know is comedy, not just professional comedy but even between human beings, interpersonal comedy, is all contextual,” he says. “You can say something Morgan to your friends that a stranger could never say to you because you have the context of your friendship.”

    In today’s social media age, Noah urged students to understand how easy it is for the context of a conversation to get lost, making it even more important to be mindful of how their words or actions might impact others.

    “And so when I look at risk, I try and mitigate as much as I can that happening because…I don’t have time to offend people,” he says. “I’m not even trying to. I don’t benefit anything from that.”

    Noah also spoke to the students about his hope for the future as he reflected on the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had this past year.

    “I hope that after this we have a little more compassion in going like, ’Wow, you’re unemployed. I know what it’s like to be unemployed because coronavirus made me unemployed,” he said. “Or, ‘Wow, you’re sick or disabled. I understand these things a little bit more because temporarily I experienced these same statuses.’”

    Moving forward, he said he hopes that everyone operates “with a certain sense of compassion” because one of his fears, “especially for America, is that coronavirus will merely become a blip on the radar where people learn nothing from it.”

    » Subscribe to CNBC Make It.: http://cnb.cx/2kxl2rf

    About CNBC Make It.: CNBC Make It. is a new section of CNBC dedicated to making you smarter about managing your business, career, and money.

    Connect with CNBC Make It. Online

    Get the latest updates: https://www.cnbc.com/make-it

    Find CNBC Make It. on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBCMakeIt

    Find CNBC Make It. on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBCMakeIt

    Find CNBC Make It. on Instagram: https://bit.ly/InstagramCNBCMakeIt

    #CNBC

    Trevor Noah speaks at Princeton University’s 2021 Class Day

    CNBC Television YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Biden to Launch Plan to Curb Gun Violence Amid U.S. Spike in Crimes
  • LIVE TRIAL: CO v. Mark Redwine Trial Day 2 – Murder of Son – Elaine Hall – Dylan’s Mother
  • COVID vaccine rollout ‘has saved 14,000 lives’, says minister
  • Coronavirus UK: Nadhim Zahawi provides update on vaccine uptake – watch live
  • Watch live: Vaccines minister holds coronavirus news conference
  • Leave a Comment