Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation

Subverting cultural stereotypes through comedy.
Karina Abadia
October 02, 2014


South African funny man Trevor Noah is returning on a nationwide tour after selling out his Auckland only show last year. Noah was born under apartheid to a black mother and a white Swiss father back when mixed race relationships were still illegal and he uses his biculturalism to hilarious effect.

Over the past two years Noah's success has sky rocketed and he's sold out shows across the globe, including a one-man show at Edinburgh Fringe presented by Eddie Izzard. Some of his best routines make light of controversial issues, he even named his previous international tour Trevor Noah: The Racist.

He'll happily poke fun at misconceptions about AIDS, his president Jacob Zuma's slow style of diction, South Africa's national sports teams and linguistic differences between English-speaking countries. A brilliant storyteller, Noah exposes cultural stereotypes for what they are and reflects on our mutual connections while making you laugh.


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