South African-born comedian Trevor Noah walked away with his first Emmy at the award’s Creative Arts ceremony in Los Angeles‚ taking the top prize for his YouTube comedy special‚ The Daily Show: Between the Scenes.
The special won the Emmy for Best Short Form Variety Series‚ beating out Behind the Voice‚ Epic Rap Battles of History‚ Honest Trailers and The Star Wars Show.
Noah was performing his stand-up comedy show in Washington DC and could not attend the ceremony to accept his award.
The win will be some comfort to Noah and his team after they missed out on a nomination in the Best Variety Talk Series category at this year’s awards.
The Creative Arts awards recognise the best achievements in non-fiction‚ variety‚ reality‚ and animation on US TV.
The main ceremony will be held this weekend and will be presented by late night host Stephen Colbert.