ABU DHABI: South African comedian, writer and TV host Trevor Noah was in the UAE on Sunday to give a talk at the Abu Dhabi Culture Summit, where he touched on topics including identity, stand-up comedy and his career so far.
Noah recently announced he will step down from his role as the host of “The Daily Show” in December, a show he has hosted since 2015. While he did not reveal any details about his future plans, he said he is looking forward to the break.
“The first thing I’m going to do next is breathe. Oh, genuinely, I’m going to breathe,” he said. “I’m going to take my time. I’m going to appreciate what this moment in my life has been. It’s been a chapter in my life.”
The comedian also talked about why he enjoyed visiting the UAE capital. “I’ve always enjoyed coming out here. After many, many years, I’ve loved seeing a place take its identity, shape and grow over time. Try to reimagine what that identity means. Think about how that identity is impacted by the past and will shape the future,” said Noah.
The Abu Dhabi Culture Summit is being held at Manarat Al-Saadiyat until Oct. 25 and is intended to explore the future of the culture sector and discuss creative cultural solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.