Another one of the minions of the famous local movie that was recently released, Ah Boys to Men, Noah has seen a large following on his youtube channel before his debut in the movie. While he was unknown to me before his place in the movie, he sure wasn't after I watched him in the show. I heard from my friend that he was a famous local youtubber and decided to find out his channel and check out the videos that he does.
While he is funny and hilarious to some extent, the jokes that he cracks are not really to my style - but I have to admit that he is indeed quick on his feet with his witty comebacks, especially in one specific episode where he tries to be funny with regards to stupid questions on ask.fm.
Like his fellow cast members, Noah Yap impressed me with his acting in Ah Boys to Men. Seeing a newbie acting look natural is quite uncommon. Of course, his time as a youtuber probably helped.
After checking out his YouTube videos though, I find them quite lacking especially when compared to Tosh's. His videos lack the energy to keep you watching. I found myself skipping forward in hopes of finding some portion when he would not be droning on and on and on without looking into the camera. Some parts, his voice is too low and it would be difficult to hear what he is saying.
While he may lack the x-factor to be the main star, I think his acting in Ah Boys to Men can earn him some roles in upcoming films and dramas. If he plays his cards right, he can mature into a star in his own right.