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‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah takes ‘Loud and Clear’ stand-up comedy to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Jan. 26

‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah takes ‘Loud and Clear’ stand-up comedy to Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Jan. 26
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From a press release:

It was announced today that award-winning South African comedian, political commentator, television host, writer, producer, and actor Trevor Noah, best known for taking over Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” in 2015, will bring his Loud and Clear Tour to arenas across the country, including the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $59.50, $69.50, and $89.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Oct. 19 at noon and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), and all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000. A pre-sale for members of the venue’s Music Insiders Club will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m.

Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning news satire program “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This past year, “The Daily Show” was nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series) and a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Talk Episode, as well as two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Talk Series and Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Show. Noah also won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on “The Daily Show – Between the Scenes.” He joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.

In February of 2017, Noah released his ninth comedy special “Afraid of the Dark” on Netflix, which was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre. In 2016, his one-hour stand-up special “Lost in Translation” debuted on Comedy Central. He 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 “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. His success has also spanned to sold-out shows over five 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 of 2016, he 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. The book also received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Autobiography 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 Noah is currently available from Audible Studios and is the No. 1 most commented on and No. 4 most listened to title of 2017. “Born a Crime” is currently nominated for three Audie Awards in the “utobiography/Memoir, Best Male Narrator, and Best Narration by the Author categories. His untitled follow-up will be published by Random House and Audible Studios on Oct. 23 and will pick up where “Born a Crime” ends, following Noah’s journey from an aspiring young comedian in reborn South Africa to the cusp of global success.