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Trevor Noah, Host of “The Daily Show,” to Headline the Shriver Center's Annual Gala on October 4

“If you laugh with somebody, then you know you share something.” -Trevor Noah

May 15, 2019

Contact: Ambar Mentor-Truppa
(312) 809-8048

CHICAGO—As the son of a black mother and white father born in apartheid-era South Africa, Trevor Noah was literally “born a crime.” Today, he is the most successful comedian in Africa and the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central.

The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law is thrilled to announce that Trevor Noah will headline our Annual Gala on Friday, October 4, 2019, from 5:00 - 9:30 pm at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Trevor Noah and more special guests in conversation!

Known for his incisive political and social commentary, Trevor Noah is one of comedy’s brightest voices. His fresh take on American culture is shaped by his experiences growing up in poverty during the twilight of apartheid, documented in his acclaimed autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.

Are you an individual or corporation interested in fueling our work through a sponsorship of this event? Contact Harleen Singh at 312.368.1098 or for more information. Individual tickets will go on sale this summer.


The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty. We specialize in practical solutions. We advocate for and serve clients directly, while also building the capacity of the nation’s legal aid providers to advance justice and opportunity for their clients.

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