South Africa’s most successful comedian Trevor Noah is bringing his talents to Brisbane.
A huge star in his homeland, Noah hosted numerous television shows including South Africa’s Music, Television and Film Awards, The South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, Tonight with Trevor Noah.
He made his US television debut in 2012 on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show With David Letterman, becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.
The same year, his one-man show The Racist at the Edinburgh Festival was a total sell-out that captured the attention of audiences and journalists. He was the subject of David Paul Meyer’s award winning documentary film, You Laugh But It’s True, which tells the story of Trevor’s remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa.
In 2015, he became a bona fide celebrity in the US when he was announced as the new host of the Emmy and Peabody Award winning The Daily Show, filling the seat previously occupied by the legendary Jon Stewart.
He recently debuted a one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, in which he addresses major domestic and international events, sharing his outlook on the world today including terrorism, racial tensions in America and what it was like being African and travelling into the US during the Ebola crisis.
He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House. He has performed for the Royal Family at the Royal Variety Performance. He was nominated for Personality of the Year at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015.
Trevor Noah will come to the Brisbane Convention Centre on Tuesday 23 August. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Monday 6 June at ticketek.com.au.