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Preview: Trevor Noah to Visit Peabody Opera House Friday, May 11

November 27, 2017 /  by  
 

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-
winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This year “The Daily Show” has been nominated for a Writers

Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.
Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special “Afraid of the Dark” in February 2017 on Netflix. The special was shot
before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. Last year, Noah debuted
his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. Noah was the subject of
David Paul Meyer’s award-winning documentary film You Laugh But It’s True which tells the story of his
remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa. His Showtime comedy special, Trevor Noah: African
American premiered in 2013. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa
Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5
continents.

Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah has hosted numerous
television shows including South Africa’s music, television and film awards, and two seasons of his own late
night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”

In November 2016, Trevor released his first book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which
was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was
Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its
release. The book also recently received two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a
Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.
The book is collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and
the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political
commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him.
These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious. Whether
subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically hapless attempts at teenage
romance, from the time he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by
murderous gangsters, the experiences covered in this book will shock and amaze, even as they leave you rolling
on the floor with laughter. The audiobook version performed by Trevor Noah is currently available from Audible
Studios.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Dec. 1st at 10 A.M. For more information visit livenation.com