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Trevor Noah talks politics at the Convocation Center

By Nina Kasman | October 13, 2019

DeKALB – Trevor Noah blew the crowd away during his Saturday performance at the Convocation Center with well-done political commentary and crowd interaction. Noah, stand up comedian and host of The Daily Show, was originally scheduled to perform at...

Trevor Noah postpones Convocation Center show until 2019

Trevor Noah postpones show

By Northern Star Staff | November 9, 2018

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah has postponed his show for Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Convocation Center. The show is postponed due to “a mild sore throat [which] is actually bruising of [his] vocal cords,” according to Noah’s...

Trevor Noah comes to Convocation Center

By Northern Star Staff | November 7, 2018

DeKALB — “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is bringing his political satire and sly wit to NIU 7 p.m. Saturday at the Convocation Center.Trevor Noah took over hosting “The Daily Show” from comedian Jon Stewart in 2014 after Stewart retired....

InFocus: Where do you get election news?

By Perspective Staff | October 6, 2016

Kristen AdamsColumnistI watched the presidential debate on Sept. 26 and tried my best not to be swayed by the immediate media backlash. I watched the debate live on Fox News in order to get first-hand information. Once the debate ended, I looked at news...

‘Memorandum’ parallels modern life, also entertains

By Troy Doetch | February 6, 2011

Billed as a 1960s Czechoslovakian absurdist black comedy The Memorandum by Václav Havel suggests that it may go over the audience's head. The parables to the communist regime might exclude the everyman, and the Kafkaesque themes of painful bureaucracy...

The affects of political comedy like Colbert Report, Daily show

By Zachary Brictson | November 8, 2010

The popularity and recent noise over Comedy Central's satirical news hosts, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, raises questions over how much influence the two men and their shows have. Airing four times a week, ‘The Daily Show' and ‘The Colbert Report'...