“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” the satirical newscast that airs Mondays through Thursdays on Comedy Central, will bring its biting take on politics and the media Oct. 29-Nov. 1 to the Fillmore Miami Beach.
Subtitled “Undesked” and taking place just before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, the four shows will no doubt attempt to make sense of the often inscrutable and near always infuriating political culture in Florida, “a state that highlights many of 2018’s most important election issues,” a Comedy Central press release says.
Free tickets to the taping can be requested at DailyShow.com/Miami, though the site warns that “all shows are overbooked to ensure capacity.” Further instructions are available at the site.
This is not the first time “The Daily Show” has left its home base of New York. A similar “Undesked” special, in which Noah hosted the show without the aid of his usual anchor desk, took place in October 2017 in Chicago, Comedy Central says.
Noah is also no stranger to South Florida. In 2016, he appeared at the Miami Book Fair to promote his memoir, “Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood,” and in 2017, he performed standup at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
In 2015, Noah took over the “Daily Show” anchor chair from comedian Jon Stewart, who hosted the show for 16 years. The program remains distinct among late-night comedy shows for its aversion to GIF-able, viral-ready bits in favor of thoughtful, though delightfully silly, analyses of the day’s news.
“It's unfortunate that the success of something is judged on how quickly it goes viral, or how violently it ‘eviscerates,’ ” Noah told SouthFlorida.com’s Phillip Valys in 2016. “Real truth and real insight are nuanced. Some jokes you need to sit with for a while before they sink in. But the Internet doesn't do nuance very well. I've learned that Americans don't do nuance very well, either. And when you've got Americans on the Internet, you can forget about nuance completely. I try and concentrate on saying things that are interesting and funny and true.”