Published: 29/10/2013 09:06 - Updated: 29/10/2013 11:14

Noah's larks come to the city stage

Trevor Noah
South African comedian Trevor Noah will play Aberdeen's The Lemon Tree in January.

 

FRESH from a record-breaking season of shows at London's Soho Theatre and a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, South African comedian, Trevor Noah will present his critically acclaimed show, The Racist, on a tour of the UK which will include a performance at Aberdeen's The Lemon Tree.

Noah has been performing for more than five years but his explosion on to the South African entertainment scene has been nothing short of meteoric, taking on TV, radio and his first love stand up comedy, which he has performed on both local and international stages including the UK and US.

He has sold more DVDs than any other stand-up on his home continent and  has hosted numerous television shows in South Africa, including the country's music, television and film awards, the South African Comedy Festival, and two seasons of his own late night talk show.

He is also the subject of the award-winning film Township to the Stage which tells the story of his remarkable career in post-apartheid South Africa.

His career highlights include a recent performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first South African stand-up comedian to do so), opening for international superstar Russell Peters on his South African Tour, charming audiences opening for Julio Iglesias on his tour of the country and being the only comedian in South Africa to have made the cut for the international audition of NBC's Last Comic Standing in the US.

During the run of The Racist at London's Soho Theatre, the show was a total sell-out across 40 performances making Noah the best selling comedian ever to have appeared at the venue.

His Aberdeen date will be on January 5 next year and tickets are available by calling 01224 337688 or visiting www.boxofficeaberdeen.com

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