Emmy Award Winner Trevor Noah Returns to IU Auditorium for Two Homecoming Performances
Known for his refreshing blend of humor and insightful commentary, Trevor Noah has been a sensation around the world with sold-out shows over five continents. As the most successful African comedian, Trevor Noah weaves his personal journey rising from poverty in an apartheid-ridden South Africa to a television star into his comedy on stage. With Trevor Noah as the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah received two 2019 Primetime Emmy nominations, as well as a 2018 Writers Guild Award nomination for Comedy/Variety Talk Series.
The comedian has also found much success writing, producing, and starring in comedy specials. Trevor Noah has played at least one of these essential roles in eight comedy specials, including Afraid of the Dark on Netflix. Noah’s 10th stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia, premiered in November 2018 on Netflix. In 2016, he debuted his one-hour stand-up special Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation on Comedy Central. Noah was also 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.
In addition to the performances, there will also be a pre-show talk by Dr. Julia Fox, an associate professor at IU Media School, discussing how news satire television programs impact trust in the media. The pre-show talk will begin 6:30 p.m. in Woodburn Hall Room 120 prior to Noah’s first performance. The event is free and open to the public. Details on this and any additional educational activities will be available on IUauditorium.com.
Trevor Noah at IU Auditorium is supported by Hard Truth Hills. IU Auditorium’s 2019–2020 season is presented by B97, Curry Auto Center, The Herald Times, Cook Group, World Arts Inc., and Indiana University Residential Programs and Services.
For more information on this performance and the rest of the 2019–2020 season, visit IUauditorium.com.