Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

Date of birth: 20-02-1984

The son of a white Swiss father and black South African mother, Trevor Noah started his entertainment career as an actor or on the South African soap opera, Isidingo in 2002, when he was 18. After a stint as a radio and TV performer he decided to to focus stand-up and his stand-up comedy specials in South Africa include The Daywalker (2009), Crazy Normal (2011), That's Racist (2012), and It's My Culture (2013).

Noah made his Edinburgh Fringe debut in 2012 with his show The Racist, which was produced with the support of Eddie Izzard. He was the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on The Tonight Show (2012) and The Late Show with David Letterman (2013).

In December 2014, he joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent.

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Noah's not a goer...

Trevor pulls most of his UK dates. Again

Trevor Noah has cancelled most of his UK dates

Promoters cited vague ‘scheduling conflicts’ for the comedian pulling his shows at the Leeds First Direct Arena on January 31; Manchester Arena on February 1;  Birmingham Arena on May 23 and Newcastle Utilita Arena on May 24.

All were dropped less than a month after being announced, and publicists were also unable to provide further information.

It is not the first time he has pulled UK tour dates, dropping gigs in 2015 when it was announced he was taking over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart.

The news was greeted with dismay on Twitter.

Deb Coles posted: ‘Hey  @Trevornoah I got tickets to see you in Birmingham, then you got the Daily Show gig & cancelled. Fair enough. I just bought tickets to see you in Birmingham in May 20, and that's been cancelled too. Once is careless, but two :-( #disappointed.’

Vanessa de Vries said: ‘Nooooooooooooo ..... We booked to see you in 2015 at The Lowry which got cancelled.  We booked tickets to see you in Manchester on 1/2/2020 and have just got a message to say it’s cancelled. Gutted.’

Paul Boynton added: ‘Very disappointed @Trevornoah  Manchester gig is cancelled less than a month after going on sale. That's my girlfriend's main Christmas present ruined! Hoping there will be some form of statement from @Trevornoah about why most of his UK Tour was just cancelled (and not for the first time) after less than a month on sale. Lots of disappointed fans, most of whom are now losing money due to  @TicketmasterUK's unfair refund policy!’

Fans do not receive a refund on booking fees, and those who have forked out for travel and accommodation will be even more out of pocket.

Shows at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on March 20 and at London’s O2 Arena on April 3 and 4 are still scheduled to go ahead. However only ‘platinum seating’ – for at least £145 a ticket – is available in Scotland.

He is just the latest US-based comedian to cancel tour dates because they have better things to do.

 Steve Martin and Martin Short pulled the Birmingham and Manchester dates of their UK arena tour, also citing ‘scheduling conflicts’, 

And in September Jen Kirkman puller her Soho Theatre residency with just two days’ notice.

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Published: 4 Dec 2019


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Trevor Noah: The Racist

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Trevor Noah: The Racist [2013]

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation


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