Trevor Noah, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show comes to the brand new Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land on Friday November 10th at for an evening of stand-up comedy and tales from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa.
Tickets for Trevor Noah go on-sale to the general public Friday, March 31st at 10:00AM at Ticketmaster.com.
About Trevor Noah
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.
It was recently announced that Noah will debut his 9th new comedy special Afraid of the Dark on Tuesday, February 21 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. It was also nominated for 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.
About Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is a state-of-the-art, indoor performance venue that is strategically- located 22 miles from downtown Houston off of Highway 59 and University Boulevard. With its Grand Opening in January 2017, Smart Financial Centre will set a new standard for live performance venues and will be equipped to host a wide array of programming including national music and comedy artists, family shows, theatrically-staged Broadway productions and cultural and performing arts attractions. Designed for flexibility, the 200,000-square-foot venue will incorporate innovative moveable walls that can expand and contract to create four different seating capacities that range from an intimate setting of 3,000 seats to a maximum of 6,400. It will also feature 2,500 guest parking spaces, 14 luxury suites, corporate hospitality areas, and the latest sound, light and video technology. Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is managed by ACE SL, LLC in partnership with the City of Sugar Land. For more about the venue, upcoming events and ticket information, please visit http://www.smartfinancialcentre.net.