Comedian Trevor Noah to Perform at State Farm Center Friday, October 27 Host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show” and Best Selling Author Visits Champaign on Homecoming Weekend
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Champaign, Ill. – The State Farm Center announced today that star comedian Trevor Noah will perform at State Farm Center on Friday, October 27th, Homecoming weekend on the University of Illinois campus. Noah is best known as the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central and as author of the best-selling book Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. He joins a list of fall headliners at State Farm Center also featuring country star Kip Moore, rock band The Script, Christian band Newsboys, and the rock superstars the Foo Fighters.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, September 8th at 10 a.m. CT at the Illinois Ticket Office at State Farm Center, online at StateFarmCenter.com, or over the phone at 866-ILLINI-1.
University of Illinois students will receive $3 off the price of admission and will be given an exclusive presale opportunity beginning on Wednesday, September 6th at 10 a.m. Students interested in buying during the presale should create an account or login to their existing account by visiting StateFarmCenter.com/TrevorNoah.
More About Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This year “The Daily Show” has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series). Noah joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.
Noah debuted his 9th new comedy special “Afraid of the Dark” in February 2017 on Netflix. The special was shot before a packed house in New York City at the Beacon Theatre on November 5, 2016. Last year, Noah debuted his one-hour stand-up special, Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, on Comedy Central. 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. He was nominated for “Personality of the Year” at the 2014 and 2015 MTV Africa Music Awards and won the award in 2015. Trevor’s success has also spanned to sold out shows over 5 continents.
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, and two seasons of his own late night talk show, “Tonight with Trevor Noah.”
In November 2016, Trevor released his first book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which was an instant New York Times bestseller. Additionally, his performance on the Born a Crime audiobook was Audible’s highest rated audiobook of 2016, and has remained one of the top selling titles on Audible since its release. The book also recently received two NAACP Image Awards, one for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author and another for Outstanding Literary Work in the Biography/Auto-Biography category.
The book is collection of personal stories about growing up in South Africa during the last gasps of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that came with its demise. Already known for his incisive social and political commentary, here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers an intimate look at the world that shaped him. These are true stories, sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious. Whether subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically hapless attempts at teenage romance, from the time he was thrown in jail to the time he was thrown from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters, the experiences covered in this book will shock and amaze, even as they leave you rolling on the floor with laughter. The audiobook version performed by Trevor Noah is currently available from Audible Studios.
More About State Farm Center
State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall) is a multipurpose venue on the campus of the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. As the third largest arena in the state, it serves as the home court to the Fighting Illini Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and is dedicated to hosting a wide variety of other performers and events. The building opened its doors on March 2, 1963 and continues to attract attention for its unique design and construction. Throughout the years, the biggest names in show business, including Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, U2, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, among countless others, have graced the State Farm Center stage. The arena can be setup in various configurations, allowing for capacities ranging from 3,600 to 15,600. After a recently completed 6 phase, $170 million renovation, the venue will continue to be a state of the art attraction for performers and fans alike.