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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 February 2019

Trevor Noah to perform on Yas Island this year – twice, in fact

The South African comedian was forced to cancel his previous show in Abu Dhabi for health reasons

South African comedian Trevor Noah is coming back to Abu Dhabi in October. AP
South African comedian Trevor Noah is coming back to Abu Dhabi in October. AP

After being forced to cancel last year’s show in Abu Dhabi due to bruised vocal cords, Trevor Noah has announced that he will perform on two successive nights here in 2019.

The South African comedian and host of The Daily Show will perform his spiky stand-up at du Forum on Yas Island on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, as part of his Loud and Clear global tour.

The announcement will no doubt placate fans disappointed by Noah’s late withdrawal from his UAE show in December. At the time, the 34-year-old wrote on social media: “I hate cancelling shows but I also hate the thought of losing my voice forever.” Those with tickets to the original show are encouraged to contact Ticketmaster (customerservice@ticketmaster.ae) in order to transfer the ticket.

Noah’s first one-man show, The Racist, proved a major hit at the Edinburg Fringe in 2015 and, with his mix of charm and sharp political satire, Noah has gone on to win an MTV Africa Music Award for Personality of the Year and an Emmy Award for The Daily Show. He has also written a bestselling memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

Tickets for the shows at du Arena, which go on sale on Friday February 15, start at Dh300.

To buy tickets for Trevor Noah at du Arena, visit www.ticketmaster.ae

Updated: February 14, 2019 12:11 PM

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