Trevor Noah in town for jokes, and an­other $50 mil?

Thornhill Post - - Currents -

Award-win­ning co­me­dian Trevor Noah, of The Daily Show fame, is com­ing to town this month for a se­ries of per­for­mances at the Sony Cen­tre, Jan. 11–12. We as­sume he made his way to T.O. to tell some jokes, but there might be some ad­di­tional mo­ti­va­tion. Last month, while Noah was host­ing a char­ity event in South Africa, Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau sent him a mes­sage via Twit­ter an­nounc­ing Canada’s com­mit­ment to do­nate $50 mil­lion to Ed­u­ca­tion Can­not Wait, to be ded­i­cated to women’s and girls’ ed­u­ca­tion in wartorn and im­pov­er­ished ar­eas. Crit­ics, rightly or wrongly, were alarmed that Trudeau took to tweet­ing a celebrity to an­nounce a new and siz­able do­na­tion. No doubt the po­lit­i­cally as­tute South African co­me­dian will use the ker­fuf­fle in his act.

ON THE DAILY South African–born Noah has early and late night sets on Jan. 11 & Jan. 12.

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