The Economic Times daily newspaper is available online now.

    US comedian Trevor Noah’s Bengaluru show gets cancelled over technical glitch, BookMyShow promises refund in a week; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw rues ‘blot on IT city's tech image’

    trevor noahAgencies
    Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the comedian apologised profusely to his fans and promised a refund of tickets.

    Story outline

    • American comedian Trevor Noah's Bengaluru show got cancelled
    • Technical glitches were the cause
    • Taking to Twitter, Noah promised that all tickets would be refunded
    • Several netizens blamed organisers BookMyShow for mismanagement
    US stand-up comedian-talk show host Trevor Noah was left red-faced after his live show in Bengaluru was cancelled last minute due to some technical glitches.

    Trevor Noah's Bengaluru Shows Get Halted Due To Tech Glitch

    The comedian revealed that both his shows at the Manpho Convention Centre (dated September 27 and September 28 respectively), were cancelled. Fans who had gathered on Wednesday, to watch ‘The Daily Show’ host regale them, were left disappointed when they could not hear anything due to poor acoustics.

    Taking to X (formerly Twitter), the comedian apologised profusely to his fans and promised a refund of tickets. “Dear Bengaluru India, I was so looking forward to performing in your amazing city but due to technical issues, we’ve been forced to cancel both shows. We tried everything but because the audience can’t hear the comedians on stage there’s literally no way to do a show. We’ll make sure all ticket holders receive a full refund and again I’m so sorry for both the inconvenience and disappointment this has never happened to us before,” he tweeted.

    The post went viral on the microblogging site, gaining 2.3 million views and 10K likes.

    BookMyShows Apologise To Furious Fans

    BookMyShows, the organisers issued an official apology on X. The apology note reads, "Bengaluru, we are extremely sorry for the inconvenience caused at Trevor Noah’s Off The Record show at Manpho Convention Centre on September 27th. The Bengaluru leg of the India Tour for both September 27th & 28th stands cancelled. All customers who purchased tickets for both shows will get a complete refund within 8-10 working days. We deeply regret this experience that our valuable customers faced and hope to be able to bring Trevor back to this amazing city at the earliest."

    One Twitter user praised him for being professional and cancelling when there were technical issues. “Just read that the shows in Bengaluru were scheduled for today and tomorrow. Terrible mismanagement by the organizers but good on you to cancel the shows vs going ahead with whatever issues were there. Most others would've gone ahead,” reads the comment.

    Another quipped, “Bengaluru wanted to experience Trevor Noah, but Trevor Noah ended up experiencing Bengaluru!”

    Biocon Boss Reacts...

    Many others chastised Bengaluru’s poor stage infrastructure. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, the Executive Chairman of Biocon, wrote, “What a blot on Bangalore’s tech image. The convention centre has much to introspect …”

    Another called out the organisers for choosing such a subpar venue for the comedian. “The organisers of the Trevor Noah show in Bengaluru chose a venue that has no good access roads, it’s boiling hot and the worst acoustics. Trevor Noah actually had to say I have never experienced this. Will be come back on stage?” reads the post.

    The 39-year-old comedian is currently performing in various cities of the country as part of his ‘Off The Record Tour’.

    Experience Your Economic Times Newspaper, The Digital Way!
      Download The Economic Times News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.
      The Economic Times

      Stories you might be interested in