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Did Trevor Noah prank call people as Nelson Mandela? | Would I Lie to You? – BBC

October 19, 2019

[Trevor] [your] first up tonight. [I] Used to call strangers on the telephone and convinced them that they were talking to Nelson Mandela David’s Tea why Because everyone loves Nelson Mandela Is it I mean how often did Nelson Mandela cold call people? We were selling anything as nelson Mandela [no], no, no just it was it was a pretend to be nelson Mandela Joined his [telly] [sales] [all] right How did you start the conversation sir fine barnes of the phone hello, [and] you say next Wanted to thank you for fighting our cans bad things I? Know since I’ll give it Who did you target anymore anybody who I just dialed numbers on the phone? But [rather] [the] random number. Yeah, it was just you know What was your what was your hit rate on there for people who believed it was nelson Mandela and didn’t a hundred percent Really, but everyone how many did you try? Is it just Richard now? Yeah was fairly convincing. I haven’t let the people know at the end you go. [I-it’s] not [Nelson] [Mandela] No, no, because that would crush them How [would] you know when to end the conversation as nelson Mandela with this unsuspecting? Gullible hopefully stranger well they would think I’m nelson mandela, and then initially its wow and then then I guess the next thing becomes Why are you calling? And then after then they start asking questions, [or] what are you up to and then you go no, and what are you wearing? No, we’re not sure to gain are you nelson? That shit, but what if you’d called what if you’d called an apartheid Friendly white [Africana]? Feel the tension in the room if you don’t [light] em to turn before [be] calling me obvious Hello, who am I speaking to you’re talking to tobias cruelty? See some of my best work We’re just glad [he’s] someone else other than Ronnie Corbett frigerator Who is this that is talking to me versus Nelson Mandela what? Where are you? I’m free Are you sure you’re not Morgan Freeman? That movie hasn’t come out yet Well, do you know what I’ve always been pro apartheid? But this frank exchange of views with you has really turned me the other way. [I] wish you all the very best and to you 40 thing could this be trying to [tow] you think it’s true. Yeah, I’m thinking it’s true as well. Yeah You’re saying true. We’re going true. Saint Stephanie saying right Trevor truth, or lie true


  • Reply julia sekete August 8, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Gotta love Trevor

  • Reply Moha Abdull August 9, 2018 at 3:04 am

    Impersonation Trevor. Mandele sent a letter recently

  • Reply Ricardo Francis August 20, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Trevor Noah for President of South Africa. Let the Presidential Comedy Hour begin!!! The Venting Vigilante.

  • Reply kanjitard August 25, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Tobias Cruelty

  • Reply Maximilian Schrepfer August 26, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    He’s an embarrassment to his country.

  • Reply Primus Productions August 28, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    Trevor Noah pretended to be a dying Nelson Mandela on the phone to an American woman back in the 90s.

    And now we have the so called Nelson Mandela effect.

  • Reply FreeChill August 31, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Trevor is the best ^_^ best of love from Algeria

  • Reply justsaying September 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Too Funny!!

  • Reply 15 seconds of truth September 18, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    You use to call anything with a dick Noah

  • Reply The VISIONARY September 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    love the voice 👌

  • Reply 0000000 Basaiawmoit September 25, 2018 at 4:23 am

    "And to you"😁😁😁♥️

  • Reply Gavin Loynes September 30, 2018 at 2:22 am

    Oooh alcopops.

  • Reply Boipelo Motlhabane October 8, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    He looks so uncomfortable

  • Reply Blade Runner October 12, 2018 at 12:40 am

    Richard Hammond bring Trevor Noah to the Grand Tour

  • Reply TJ Dan October 13, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    It would’ve been amazing if he somehow called Nelson Mandela’s personal number.

  • Reply Ahlam Soliman October 29, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    He so cute all respect

  • Reply Nkosinathi Sibanda October 31, 2018 at 9:22 am

    kkkkkkkkk i love this oooooooooh boy

  • Reply Kiran M November 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Trevor looked not so happy around Englishmen!

  • Reply Iyatha November 7, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Trevor Noah smart and funny more blessings to him👍

  • Reply amsterdamsel November 7, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    I love Trevor Noah. But, not in a way that might require me to register my name on a list or anything.

  • Reply nqobile malunga November 13, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    looks like is not telling the truth. like he is lying look at how he poses

  • Reply Magdalis Almodovar November 30, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Love this man..

  • Reply Fatma Said November 30, 2018 at 10:21 pm


  • Reply Fatma Said November 30, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    Love how Trevor can make lots of voices

  • Reply Tseleng Botlhole December 9, 2018 at 9:10 am

    This is hilarious 🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply GLOSH DIY December 15, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Hahahahahaha Trevor is insanely funny

  • Reply Alexandra Marte January 3, 2019 at 2:34 am

    Love Trevor❤

  • Reply Tsotsi Shitta January 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    What a phone conversation!

  • Reply Edward Stack Sr February 7, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Trevor Noah is cut out of the same piece of shit as was Nelson Mandela's wife! He came here from South Africa to make an ass of himself. Should bed deported back to South Africa in a small matchbox.

  • Reply Alec BB February 12, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    He sounds like the black lady off facejacker

  • Reply Ian Cole February 26, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Tobias Kruelty gets me every time

  • Reply Sipho Nkosi March 9, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Trevor is sick😂

  • Reply Skull crusher 225 March 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Nelson mandela died a long time ago

  • Reply Makaflockaflame March 14, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Trevor " Hello this is nelson mandela"

    Nelson mandela angrily into the phone " NO, THIS is Nelson mandela"

    Trevor " –NELSON MENDELA"

  • Reply Singers World March 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    That's a BAD Afrikaans accent !!!!

  • Reply Singers World March 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    That's a BAD Afrikaans accent !!!!

  • Reply Kurdi Nooh March 21, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Why Nelson Mandela was a criminal before and then he was called a hero by western countries?

  • Reply Franca Perotti April 10, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    If I was 20 years younger

  • Reply Hlengiwe Zungu May 5, 2019 at 12:41 am

    No milk

  • Reply Danciah Nyuma May 8, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Oooooh Trevor u rock

  • Reply neil gordon May 9, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Trevor for president. So true. He would be outright the best president we could ever have, but unfortunately they would never elect him. Cause in South Africa they cannot afford to have an intelligent, intellectual president as they would not be able to manipulate him. That's the unfortunate truth.

  • Reply Anand Singh May 17, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Richard Hammond is the real star here

  • Reply killerfc909 June 2, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    But why are you saying Mandela like that trevor?😂

  • Reply 1ma4ighter June 4, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Template for prank calling from guys in SA from the late 80s to early 90s, just use a mandela voice

  • Reply Tosta Details June 4, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Nelson Mandela is a legend. A president that REALLY loved his nation and people and not the citizens money like in all nations today.

  • Reply Don Elion June 5, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Why did I know it was true the moment his face froze , like he knew the gig was up or he was in trouble ?

  • Reply Andrew Roberts June 7, 2019 at 9:48 am

    BIt of a sausage-fest, this episode

  • Reply exactinmidget92 June 8, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Top Gear 🙁

  • Reply mamoud geyra June 12, 2019 at 3:06 am

    U can ask questions white people.!

  • Reply Timothy Creighton June 13, 2019 at 12:08 am

    Tobias Cruelty?

  • Reply Kelly Beresfordcole June 17, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I see why he got the daily show pip pip hurray TREVOR bloody brilliant

  • Reply CableTelcontar June 24, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Tobias Cruelty.


  • Reply shakes peter June 26, 2019 at 1:46 pm


  • Reply Brains00007 June 27, 2019 at 2:54 am

    He did a really good job of making it seem like a lie

  • Reply boog_masskwé June 27, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Why did Trevor look so unimpressed throughout the whole bit?

  • Reply Patricia Benjamin June 28, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Love love you Trevor Noah you nail it

  • Reply fay king June 28, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    why did he abandon South Africa?

  • Reply charmnGUY July 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Where are you? I'm free …quick witty clever

  • Reply Gr U July 5, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    I love Nelson and trevor

  • Reply Nqobile Doctor Dludla July 8, 2019 at 10:57 am

    "I'm free" 😂😂😂😂😭😭😭😭

  • Reply Grace& Lovelies July 8, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Trevor Noah is brilliant. I would have loved to receive one of those calls 😀😀😂😂 im freee

  • Reply Patrick Bateman July 9, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Bob Mortimer definitely has a story with Tobias Cruelty

  • Reply Klaas in Session July 12, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Tobias Cruelty is entirely plausible. LOL :""""D

  • Reply Hlayiseka Hlaise July 13, 2019 at 12:51 am

    Apartheid friendly white afrikaaner
    ❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓❓Stop right there

  • Reply Anna Hunt July 16, 2019 at 11:33 am


  • Reply Nomsa Mitchell Nyathi July 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm


  • Reply Rare Sense July 27, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Well when you’re that good at impressions why wouldn’t you 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Reply Brent Wiens August 4, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Now thats what i call the mendella effect!

  • Reply Beau Peep August 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Who even cares?!

  • Reply ゃじ August 14, 2019 at 6:58 am

    I love and miss British comedy programmes. Nothing anywhere else compares to it.

  • Reply Daisy August 18, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    That Nelson Mandela phone call lol 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply Jeawa - Thema August 19, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Always been pro Apartheid….

  • Reply Ibrahim musa August 21, 2019 at 4:01 am

    trevor noah is one of the smartest and funniest guy…. always love watching him

  • Reply francois williams August 23, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I am an Afrikaner man…lekker…and I love Madiba!!

  • Reply Willingness Zyambo August 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    oh how can one not love trevor

  • Reply Siyabonga Rabothata August 25, 2019 at 12:27 am

    _ Trevor's Face Doesn't Look Like Someone Who Is Happy To Be There Or Is It Just Me??

  • Reply NTHUSANG BOEMELWANG August 25, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Trevor u r good at stealing ppl's identify, how cud u do dat boy? Ubaba Mandela 4 sure

  • Reply Brittnee Mayle August 26, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Trevor had that confused face like..he never did that….and it seemed a little awkward

  • Reply Zaneta Horvatovavavarenzanetavndor August 27, 2019 at 12:15 pm


  • Reply elbones1982 August 27, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    trevor noah is a huge racist

  • Reply Lydia Torres August 28, 2019 at 6:31 am


  • Reply Roos Aciksoz August 28, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Aaaaand this was the day where Trevor Noah got introduced to utterly bad even childish british humor…

  • Reply Jason Reineke September 1, 2019 at 6:41 am


  • Reply Sam Diepo September 2, 2019 at 6:10 am

    hahahahaha…for fighting against bad things. I'm dead. pii ka skota

  • Reply Anthony Basmadjian September 8, 2019 at 8:39 am

    At 2:13 I don't think he thought that question through 😂😂😂

  • Reply Neebing kuper September 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    david's tea

  • Reply Olga Seletski September 14, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Doesn't look like Trevor enjoyed carried away jokes about Madiba and apartheid . I love this show , but I kind of felt Trevor s pain , wasn't funny

  • Reply NLTops September 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    That's it. I'm changing my last name to Cruelty…

  • Reply Sarah Jo Gengiah September 15, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    hahahahaha oh Trevor! Trevor!

  • Reply SUSAN MEYER September 17, 2019 at 12:12 am


  • Reply SUSAN MEYER September 17, 2019 at 12:13 am

    …Trevor,..we ALL did that…LOL…

  • Reply SUSAN MEYER September 17, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Absolutely true, baby!…(lol.)…yk, yk, yuk…

  • Reply SUSAN MEYER September 17, 2019 at 12:35 am

    …Aaaah…..he IS So Adorable!…

  • Reply SUSAN MEYER September 17, 2019 at 12:43 am

    What did that funny lookin' white guy say?…

  • Reply Wanda Sigagayi September 21, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    My man Trevor’s straight face makes him look high🌹😂

  • Reply Nikita A September 26, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Fun fact: my great great Grandma was a Cloete

  • Reply K Lu September 30, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    It seemed like such a lie though!

  • Reply Bles October 5, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Trevor noah is not funny. He's on par with kevin hart.

  • Reply Roxanne Roxanne October 16, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Call me Trevor – I'll pretend I think it's Nelson Mandela❤

  • Reply Rachel Garber October 17, 2019 at 2:12 am

    "That would crush them"

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