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Trevor Noah Announces First American Arena Tour For 2019

Could the South African comedian be takign advise from Katt Williams?

A wise, yet questionable comedian once said in order to be a world-renowned comedian you must prove "the ability to tell jokes back to back,” for at least an hour." That man was Katt Williams and Trevor Noah may have been listening now that the host has announced his first arena tour in 2019.

The Daily Show host will take his jokes on the road for a 28-city tour with stops in Atlanta, Norfolk, Detroit, Charleston, Hershey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Houston. The tour is set to take off January 11 in Toronto.

The 'Loud and Clear" tour's tickets will go on sale to the general public Oct. 19 at 10:00 a.m local time. Presale tickets will be available to Citi cardholders to purchase tickets Oct. 17 at 10:00 am until 10:00 p.m.

The South African jokester has appeared in several comedic specials, notably the Afraid of The Dark and African American. 

The 34-year-old NAACP Image Award Winner will be hitting the road for his 29-date exploration following the new year. Most likely taking on social and political issues he has spoken so frankly about on the well-liked talk show.

See all the dates below.

January 11 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
January 12 – Toronto, ON @ Sony Centre
January 18 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
January 20 – Tampa, FL @ Yeungling Center
January 25 – Ottawa, ON @ TD Place Arena
January 26 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Casino
February 1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Symphony Hall
February 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre
February 8 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
February 9 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
February 15 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
February 17 – Asheville, NC @ US Cellular Center
March 15 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Seminole
March 16 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 22 – Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Arena
March 23 – Charleston, SC @ Charleston Coliseum
April 12 – Amherst, MA @ Mullins Center
April 13 – Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
April 19 – Irving, TX @ The Music Factory
April 26 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
April 27 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
May 3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Metropolitan Opera House
May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
June 1 – Hershey, PA @ Giant Center (Hershey Theatre)
June 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
June 21 – Fayetteville, AR @ Walmart Amphitheatre
June 22 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
November 15 – Medford, MA @ Chevalier Theatre

READ MORE : Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert Respond To Donald Trump’s Claims About Puerto Rico

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In an unearthed interview from 2002, #Nas tells #WendyWilliams that #JayZ had to have known about #RKelly and 14 year old girls when they worked on #BestOfBothWorlds

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Director dream hampton took to Twitter during the airing of the Lifetime documentary and spoke honestly about the several celebrity men she contacted in hopes they'd speak on camera about R. Kelly and the years of sexual allegations that have shadowed him. Among them was Dave Chappelle.

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