Guess who’s back! Comedian Trevor Noah is going to be rubbing our noses in the many faces of racism in his new one-man show, That’s Racist.
The award-winning comedian returns from a triumphant tour of the US with new energy and a show that promises to bolster his reputation as the one guy who can take South African comedy to the world.
That’s Racist will tour around SA in September and October. “I’m always fascinated by the way we treat race everywhere,” Noah says. “I’ve always seen race from different points of view.”
He experienced the full complexity of apartheid in its final years, giving this “cultural chameleon” as he’s been called, loads of raw material for comedy. His months of travel around the United States have added extra texture. “We have a very common history,” he says. “I very immediately understand a lot of things happening in the States. It’s very similar to back home—there’s still the black club, the white club, the Latino club, the black restaurant.”
Noah took his uniquely South African brand of humour to the United States last year. Touring from coast to coast, he got Americans, including fellow studio guest Glenn Close, hosing themselves during a five-minute set on Jay Leno’s iconic the Tonight Show. The first African comedian to make the cut onto Leno’s show, Noah also filmed a special for Comedy Central.
Earlier this month, he was awarded the Comic’s Choice Comic of the Year Award in absentia; quite a feat considering this award is voted for by other comedians. “To have every single working comedian in SA vote and come out as the Comic of the Year is such an honour,” says Noah.
Tour dates are as follows:
Brooklyn Theatre – Pretoria
Sun 09 Sep 3:00 PM Sun 09 Sep 5:00 PM Mon 10 Sep 8:00 PM Wed 12 Sep 8:00 PM Tue 13 Nov 8:00 PM Wed 14 Nov 8:00 PM Thu 15 Nov 8:00 PM Fri 16 Nov 8:00 PM Sat 17 Nov 8:00 PM Sun 18 Nov 5:00 PM
Playhouse Opera Theatre, Durban – Kwazulu-Natal
Fri 14 Sep 8:00 PM Sat 15 Sep 8:00 PM
Vodacom Amphitheatre, Port Elizabeth – Eastern Cape
Thu 04 Oct 8:00 PM Fri 05 Oct 8:00 PM Sat 06 Oct 8:00 PM Sun 07 Oct 5:00 PM
The Lyric At Gold Reef City Casino, Johannesburg And Reef – Gauteng
Tue 09 Oct 18:30 PM Wed 10 Oct 8:30 PM Thu 11 Oct 8:30 PM Fri 12 Oct 8:30 PM Sat 13 Oct 5:00 PM Sat 13 Oct 8:30 PM
Sun 14 Oct 5:00 PM Sun 14 Oct 8:00 PM Tue 20 Nov 8:30 PM Wed 21 Nov 8:30 PM Thu 22 Nov 8:30 PM Fri 23 Nov 8:30 PM Sat 24 Nov 5:00 PM Sat 24 Nov 8:30 PM
Baxter Theatre, Cape Town – Western Cape
Wed 17 Oct 8:00 PM Thu 18 Oct 8:00 PM Fri 19 Oct 8:00 PM Sat 20 Oct 8:00 PM Sun 21 Oct 5:00 PM Wed 24 Oct 8:00 PM Thu 25 Oct 8:00 PM Fri 26 Oct 8:00 PM Sat 27 Oct 8:00 PM