Comedian Trevor Noah to Perform at SUNY Potsdam

'The Daily Show' Host Trevor Noah to Headline Fallfest at SUNY Potsdam on Nov. 3

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POTSDAM, NY (09/06/2018) SUNY Potsdam Student Entertainment Services will welcome comedian Trevor Noah to headline the College's 2018 Fallfest, on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m., in the Maxcy Hall Gymnasium.

Tickets for SUNY Potsdam students are $15, and are now available.

Tickets for the general public will go on sale on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Tickets for SUNY Potsdam faculty and staff, or for students from other universities, will be $30. General admission tickets are $40.

To purchase general admission tickets, contact the Community Performance Series Box Office at (315) 267-2277 or or visit the box office, located in the SUNY Potsdam Performing Arts Center lobby. General admission tickets can also be purchased in person at Brick & Mortar Music, located at 15 Market St. in downtown Potsdam.

Students, faculty and staff from SUNY Potsdam and students from other universities can purchase tickets at the Student Government Association office, located in the College's Barrington Student Union. The SGA office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you can also call during those hours, at (315) 267-2588.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, with the show kicking off at 8 p.m. in Maxcy Hall.

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 ninth 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 five 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.

About SUNY Potsdam:

Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -- and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit