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At the Kravis Center, Trevor Noah's topical salve

Few comedians have mined these if-we-weren’t-laughing-we’d-be-crying times more successfully than Trevor Noah, who was still standing uneasily in the spotlight vacated in 2015 by Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” when the Electoral College delivered unto late-night comedians the gift that keeps on giving.

Handsome, youthful and speaking from the vantage point of astonished global citizen, the South African-born Noah recently recorded his highest-rated quarter since taking the reins of the late-night Comedy Central talk show, with a critical jump in viewership in the prized 18-to-49 age group.

While reveling in the satirist’s adversarial role in a tumultuous news cycle he has likened to “Game of Thrones,” the 33-year-old Noah says this is a serious drama that is larger than one character.

“The first mistake people make is that they think of it as a Trump story. I don't,” Noah said in a recent interview with CNN. “I think of it as the American story, and Donald Trump is one of the characters in the American story.”

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, June 3, with comic Angelo Lozada the opening act

Where: Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., in West Palm Beach

Cost: $39.50

Contact: 800-572-8471 or Kravis.org

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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