As he proved when he took over Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah has mastered smart comedy with attitude, tackling both pop culture and politics with his own brand of bite and class. The Emmy winner didn’t seek to fill Jon Stewart’s shoes, he brought his own new kicks. The Daily Show’s live audiences always seem to be having a blast and Noah’s new show the “Loud & Clear Tour 2019” should bring the same energy to the Staples Center. From books (his New York Times bestseller, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood) to podcasts (On Second Thought: The Trevor Noah Podcast) to TV specials, Noah’s brand of humor ignites thoughts as it incites laughs no matter what size stage he takes, and Staples should be no exception.
Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., downtown; Fri., Dec. 6, 8 p.m. (doors, 6 p.m.); $39.50-$125. axs.com/events/374751/trevor-