Trevor Noah sells out Madison Square Garden
15 November 2019 | Art and Entertainment
This past weekend, South African comedian and host of 'The Daily Show' Trevor Noah put on a show at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his 'Loud and Clear' tour.
Noah's show was completely sold out, the first time an African has ever achieved this. He now joins the exclusive list of Hollywood A-list comedians such as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart, who have all previously sold out their own shows at Madison Square Garden. Over the past two weeks, South Africans have had a lot to celebrate.
From the Springboks winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Sho Madjozi and John Cena hanging out on the 'Kelly Clarkson Show' to Noah's recent history-making, these achievements have been important to the many people living in a country plagued by gender-based violence, corruption, rising poverty and unemployment as well as widening inequality.
Taking to social media, Noah thanked his fans for coming out and told them he hadn't wanted the memorable night to end. The son of the soil, as he is affectionately known, has been making major career moves since taking over from previous host of 'The Daily Show', Jon Stewart.
Noah's memoir, 'Born a Crime', became an international bestseller, and he has been awarded countless awards including several NAACP Image Awards and an Emmy nomination. According to Forbes Noah is now the fourth highest paid comedian in the world.
And, of course, who can forget his unforgettable Xhosa speech at the Oscars earlier this year?