By Peter Yang
RUTLAND — The Paramount Theatre welcomes Trevor Noah (recently announced replacement for outgoing host Jon Stewart of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”) on Sunday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor. Tickets have recently gone on sale, June 12, and shows across the world have been selling out.
“We are excited to be a part of this young comedians rising-star status,” commented Paramount Theatre Programming Director, Eric Mallette. “To have an artist of Trevor’s caliber take to our stage continues the theatre’s efforts to present at the world-class level. This guy is on his way to a huge career – and he made Rutland, Vermont a tour destination while on that exciting ride!”
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, the South African Comedy Festival and two seasons of his own late night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.” He made his U.S. television debut in 2012 on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and has also appeared on “Late Show with David Letterman,” becoming the first South African stand-up comedian to appear on either late night show.
Noah’s one-man show “The Racist” at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe was a sold out run that became one of the most talked about shows at the festival that year. That same year, Noah 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, “Trevor Noah: African American” premiered in 2013. Recently, Noah performed for the Royal Family at the “Royal Variety Performance.”
Noah was featured on the October 2014 cover of GQ South Africa and has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal, and by CNN and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation.” He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.
He continues to tour all over the world and has performed in front of sold out crowds at the Hammersmith Apollo in London and the Sydney Opera House in Australia as well as many US cities.
Tickets ($34.75 – $50.75) are available at the venue box office located at 30 Center Street in Rutland, charge-by-phone by calling 802-775-0903 or online at www.paramountlive.org. The Paramount Theatre, a fully ADA compliant (including state-of-the-art hearing assistance devices) historic landmark theatre is now in its 14th season of presenting world class, live entertainment in downtown Rutland.
More information on Noah available at his website, www.TrevorNoah.com.