Noah back for stand-up com­edy

The Star Late Edition - - NEWS - STAFF RE­PORTER

TREVOR Noah has a brand­new stand-up com­edy show – and he’s bring­ing it home.

The show will fo­cus on ex­plor­ing how life has changed for the South African co­me­dian af­ter his big break as the host of Amer­i­can news talk pro­gramme The Daily Show.

The 32-year-old, who cel­e­brates his birth­day on Mon­day, took over from Jon Ste­wart in Septem­ber 2015.

Noah an­nounced the news with a spe­cial video mes­sage on Com­edy Cen­tral’s so­cial me­dia site on Valen­tine’s Day.

He told his fans he was com­ing back home to do the show be­cause he wanted to and not be­cause he got kicked out of the US by new pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

He said there would be new jokes and spe­cial guests when he takes to the stage at the Tick­etPro Dome in Au­gust.

“This is a stand-up com­edy on a scale never seen from a lo­cal co­me­dian in this coun­try and by far the big­gest must­watch event of the year,” said Com­edy Cen­tral Africa’s se­nior chan­nel di­rec­tor Dil­lon Khan.

Noah has sold out every com­edy tour he has done in South Africa since 2010.

Show pro­ducer Ryan Har­duth said the or­gan­is­ers were pulling out all the stops for this one.

“From the pro­duc­tion stand­point, we are go­ing all out to create the best com­edy ex­pe­ri­ence the Dome has seen. We are in­cred­i­bly ex­cited to share this show with our au­di­ences,” he said.

Har­duth said lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional open­ing acts would be show­cased to sup­port Noah.

The show is on Au­gust 10 and 11. Tick­ets start from R300 and will go on sale on Mon­day.

MUST-WATCH: Trevor Noah will be at the Tick­etPro Dome in Au­gust.

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