ROFL With Trevor Noah

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
NB: This post is not a proper review and contains no spoilers! I don't think I can deliver the jokes the way Trevor Noah does it. So my suggestion would be to buy the DVD if you did not attend any of his shows.

Hah! Didn't think I'd get this chance to actually go watch stand up comedy as done by Trevor Noah. By the time I wanted to get tickets, I was too late. All his shows were sold out. All 42 days. Lucky there were still 4 days that were waiting to be opened and so I waited with bated breath.
After waiting for a few days, camping on the Computicket website, trolling for tickets....the floodgates opened and I grabbed the first ones I could get my hands on. It was not even my chosen night. But who cares about comfortability when it's Trevor Noah we're talking about? I had tickets to Trevor Noah's That's Racist show and that was all that mattered. I was doing the happy dance around the house.
If you're not from South Africa and are wondering who Trevor Noah is, let's do a bit of background. Trevor Noah (who surprisingly has a Wikipedia page) is an award-winning South African comedian. He is of Swiss and South African descent. He uses his mixed race heritage as well as spot-on observations about race and ethnicity in South Africa as the leading themes of his comedy.

Going back to the tickets and the show....It was a Wednesday night and the atmosphere within the Lyric Theatre (at Gold Reef City, Johannesburg) was great! You can feel the excitement and anticipation. The theatre was packed. (Sold out, remember?) Trevor Noah walks on stage and starts his laugh-a-second routine. It was excellent! It was simply irresistible. I just could not stop myself. I've never laughed so much that my tummy hurt. He was one mean, lean laugh master. His jokes were fresh and the punchlines just kept coming at you like there was nowhere to hide.

The only regret that I had was that I wasn't able to capture Trevor in action on stage. He moved too fast and kept creating shadows on my photos, LOL. "The Blur" is what he was. So I had to be content with taking a photo with his promotional ad outside the theatre. He was very still then. Hahahaha......
Definitely one of South Africa's great.

Dated: 7 November 2012, Lyric Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa

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