Mayor Marty Walsh Declares February 12 Trevor Noah Day
It may be freezing outside, but Trevor Noah is getting a warm welcome during his trip to the city.
Prior to kicking off his string of stand-up shows at the Wilbur Theatre this weekend, Mayor Marty Walsh declared on Friday that February 12, 2016 (and only that date) is Trevor Noah Day in Boston.
The Daily Show host, who took over for Jon Stewart last year, received the honor in part for his commitment to “spreading awareness to challenging issues facing America through humor, parody, and satire.”
— The Wilbur (@The_Wilbur) February 12, 2016
This isn’t the first time that Mayor Walsh has a given a day to a non-Bostonian.
October 10 was named Patti Smith Day last year in honor of the punk rock queen. August 1 was declared Stan Lee Day in Boston after the Marvel icon and comicbook legend visited the city during Boston Comic Con at the Seaport World Trade Center last summer.
The city hasn’t forgotten its notable locals, though.
Mayor Walsh announced last year that January 15 is now Guster Day in honor of the Boston-bred band. The heavy metal group Godsmack, whose members hail from Lawrence, has its own day as well after August 6 was declared Godsmack Day in 2014.
If the mayor needs a few suggestions for days named after other random celebrities who will be visiting Boston this year, here are a few of our picks:
- March 4: Bob Saget Day
- April 1: Joe Rogan Day (note: at least he used to live in Boston)
- June 3: Beyoncé Day
- August 5: Pearl Jam Day
- September 14: Adele Day