Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Comes to the Tsongas Center
On Friday, Oct. 5, UMass Lowell will host comedian, “The Daily Show” host and author Trevor Noah at the Tsongas Center. The event is open to the public.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Emmy-award winning comedian first came to the attention of the American public following a 2012 “Tonight Show” appearance. After landing a recurring role on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” he succeeded Jon Stewart as the show’s host in 2015.
Despite the political nature of “The Daily Show,” the 34-year-old Noah is clear to point out that his Tsongas Center stand-up comedy routine will be for everyone. In a conference call with Merrimack Valley reporters on Friday, Sept. 14, he said, “My stand-up is not tied to the news. Whether you engage in politics or not, I design my stand-up in such a way that anyone can come and have a great time. I’m so lucky that all around the world, I have very diverse audiences both in terms of age and demographics.”
His inclusive approach was clear when he was asked if he had any advice for UML students. “Learn to use the university environment to engage with people you would never meet with in your normal life,” Noah said. “Generally speaking, our social circles are so small. Use this opportunity to get to know as many people from as many different walks of life as you possibly can.”
When asked about his hopes for the show, he said, “What I really enjoy is being in a space where a room, no matter how big it is, feels like a small room of friends catching up. I guess the theme of the show for me is based around the feeling that the world is ending. People are struggling more than ever, and I want to have conversations about everything from being a white person in a world that is diversifying, to being a person of color in that same world.”
Tickets for the show are priced at $58. Click here.