One of South Africa’s best exports, Trevor Noah is set to showcase his ‘Lost in Translation’ one-man show at Montecasino from the end of May 2015.
Since his ‘It’s my culture’ show in 2013, he has toured and sold out in cities across the globe from Auckland to Chicago. The show, which is expected to be sold out, will be held from May 29 to June 28.
Recently announced as the replacement for Jon Stewart on US late-night television programme ‘The Daily Show,’ Noah is fast becoming a household name in the US and the UK.
Evert van der Veer, Head of Comedy Central Africa, told Bizcommunity:
“This is huge news for Comedy Central – not just in SA but around the world. The Daily show is a hugely influential show and it’s a mark of great honour to hand the role to a South African comic. It helps put South African comedy firmly on the map. The eyes of the world will be watching Trevor as he makes his debut.”
Speaking to Interview magazine, Noah said, “The first purpose of comedy is to make people laugh. Anything deeper is a bonus. Some comedians want to make people laugh and make them think about socially relevant issues, but comedy, by the very nature of the word, is to make people laugh. If people aren’t laughing, it’s not comedy. It’s as simple as that. They can laugh at different times and maybe some shows are meant to be funnier than others – some comedians are very alternative so they won’t perform for a big laugh all the time. Without the laughter it becomes poetry or public speaking or a soliloquy; it isn’t comedy anymore.”
The comedian is due to begin on The Daily Show on 6 August 2015.