Over the weekend South African comedian and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah broke a record at the famous Madison Square Garden when he became the first African comedian to sell out the arena in New York.
Trevor is currently on his Loud and Clear Tour and performed to more than 20 000 people in the arena on 8 November.
Trevor added his name to the list of nine comedians who have sold out the world-class venue, including Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dane Cook and Kevin Hart.
Trevor later took to social media and said he wished the moment had never ended.
“Last night [Saturday] was incredible. Thank you to everyone that packed out [Madison Square Garden] and made it such a memorable night! I didn’t want it to end,” he wrote.
The Loud and Clear Tour:
Trevor announced his new world tour earlier this year.
The tour will see the comedian travel to India, Belgium, the United Kingdom and more until June 2020.
About Madison Square Garden:
Before the current day Madison Square Garden, which was completed in 1968, there was actually three Madison Square Garden’s that were open to attract the people of New York and around the world to enjoy various sports, concerts and other forms of entertainment.
According to a TLTC Blog, one of the main reasons that Madison Square Garden is widely recognized as the world’s most famous arena is because of its location, in the middle of Manhattan. Madison Square Garden was also constructed on top of Pennsylvania Station, with service from the Long Island Rail Road and the emergence of New Jersey Transit, it made Madison Square Garden that much accessible to people in the tri-state area.
Feel good stories:
The news of Trevor selling out one of the most famous arenas in the world comes after the Springboks won the Rugby World Cup. Trevor also took to social media to congratulate the Boks on their win over England.
“To say we’re proud would be an understatement. Congrats to a team that many wrote off just a year ago. Our captain took criticism from all sides but today, the Springboks are back on top of the world. Well done Bokke. You have made us all proud.”