Trevor Noah, known for his sharp and satirical takes on politics and current events, has won hearts worldwide. Now he is all set to finally make his debut in India, as part of his long-anticipated Off The Record Asia tour.
After his sold-out shows in the USA and Europe between 2022 and 2023, the Off The Record Tour will now captivate audiences in Asia, with its first stop in India, followed by Dubai. Noah will perform live across seven shows at the India leg of the tour, starting at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Delhi-NCR, on September 22-24 followed by Manpho Convention Centre, Bengaluru, on September 27-28 and finally at the NSCI Dome, Mumbai, on September 30 and October 1, 2023. According to the details on Bookmyshow, General ticket sales will go live on August 3, 2023, from 6 PM. The ticket prices for the Delhi and Bengaluru shows range from INR 3,000 to INR 12,500 while for the Mumbai show it starts from INR 2,000 and goes up to INR 12,500.
The Emmy-winning comedian and former host of The Daily Show has so far produced 12 special comedy shows including Trevor Noah: Lost in Translation, Afraid of the Dark and I Wish You Would. He bid farewell to The Daily Show after spending seven years as a host in December last year. Thanks to his no-holds-barred political commentary, often even on incidents happening in India, Noah has gathered a large fanbase within the country as compared to other talk show hosts from the West.
Noah himself has expressed his love for the country — in a conversation with life coach Jay Shetty, Noah said that India “felt like home”. In a video shared by the Daily Show’s Twitter account, he recalled a previous trip to India, for the first time, and added that seeing people express love and support filled him with a lot of love and respect. “I recently went to India for the first time. And people there, you know supported everything we have done and I just found myself filled with gratitude for the journey. It’s been absolutely amazing,” Noah said.
In 2020, he had plans to perform in India as part of his Loud & Clear tour. However, the tour had to be postponed and eventually cancelled due to travel advisories and health worries arising from the pandemic.