Prepare to bust a lung laughing at Trevor Noah’s first show in Singapore this August

You might recognise Trevor Noah as longtime host Jon Stewart’s successor on Comedy Central’s satirical news programme The Daily Show, but the man has actually been performing stand-up since the late 2000s, along with other notable comedians such as Gabriel Iglesias and Russell Peters. This year, Noah is bringing his Loud and Clear tour to Asia, and has recently included dates for Singapore and Hong Kong in August.

Come Aug 19, the 35-year-old South African comedian will perform at The Star Theatre. He is notorious for tackling sensitive racial and political themes, turning them into full-mouthed laughters.

Besides taking cheeky jabs at heavy social issues that have been plaguing the media, Noah tells anecdotes from his past growing up in Johannesburg during the apartheid era. While his jokes could have easily turned the mood hostile and sour, he somehow always manages to balance out the jabs with charismatic grace.

Loud and Clear takes place Aug 19 at The Star Theatre. Ticket sales go live May 24 at 10am on Sistic, starting at $98.