– Trevor Noah roasted the traditional birthday song when he celebrated his birthday recently
– Trevor Noah has said that the traditional birthday song is sad and depressing
– Trevor Noah shared that his mom used to sing him Stevie Wonder’s Happy Birthday and Disney’s version of the birthday song
Trevor Noah recently celebrated his 37th birthday. The South African-born comedian was born on 20 February, 1984.
The Daily Show took to Twitter on 21 February to wish the host of the show a happy day. The show posted a clip of the superstar roasting the traditional birthday song. The Daily Show captioned the post:
“Happy Birthday @trevornoah, who would like you to take a moment to consider the happy birthday song.”
In the clip, Trevor revealed that he never grew up singing the traditional birthday song. He said his mom used to sing Stevie Wonder’s song titled Happy Birthday and later sang him Donald Duck’s birthday song. The TV personality said Disney made their own version of the song in the 80s to celebrate Donald’s birthday.
Trevor expressed that the traditional birthday song is like a “death song”. He said the song is depressing and is one of the saddest songs he has ever heard.
“It doesn’t seem like fun at all.”
Tweeps have shared their thoughts on Trevor roasting the traditional birthday song. Check out some of their comments below:
“I agree with you that the birthday song is pathetic. For years we sang this song from Snow White, which was cut from the movie. ‘You’re Never to Old to Be Young’. It always turned into a dance and sing-along.”
“I just shouted to my whole family that I share my birthday with Trevor Noah. Happy birthday! I’m a huge fan and tickled to share this day!!”
“My son is 6 today! Super cool that he shares a birthday with such an awesome person!”
“What a help you’ve been for my mental wellbeing. So grateful that you were born, that you are you and that you a freaking comedic genius. Happy birthday!”
“I LOVE the Disney birthday song! I play it for my students on their birthdays! They hate it (but they’re in middle school, and middle schoolers hate everything! LOL), but it’s so much happier than the traditional song. You’ve made my day! Happy, happy birthday to you Trevor!”
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The purchase happened shortly after the South African TV host sold his previous home, which had been located in the same area. The new property reportedly has an infinity pool, a screening room, a spa, a steam room, and many other luxuries.
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