Fans in Bengaluru had shelled out up to Rs 6,500 per ticket to see Trevor Noah live, but the event suffered due to poor event management.
Popular stand-up comedian Trevor Noah's Off the Record tour hit a rough patch in Bengaluru, as traffic woes and technical glitches left fans disappointed and empty-handed.
"We tried everything, but because the audience can't hear the comedians on stage, there's literally no way to do a show," Trevor Noah tweeted, expressing regret over the cancellation of his Bengaluru shows. He did, however, assure ticket holders of full refunds.
Fans had shelled out up to Rs 6,500 per ticket to see Trevor Noah live, but the event suffered due to poor event management. Videos circulated on social media showed Trevor attempting to work with sound engineers to no avail.
According to fans, Trevor's late arrival due to traffic compounded the problems caused by the faulty sound system. "It's pretty hard to do comedy when people can't hear you," Trevor remarked to an audience member before exiting the stage.
Fans furious over Bengaluru show chaos
Disheartened fans directed their frustration towards the organizers for the mismanagement. Despite the show's scheduled start time of 9 PM, many complained that by 8:30 PM, the show had not even begun. Some claimed that the organizers failed to even communicate the show's cancellation.
"The cowardly organizers didn't even announce the cancellation. People just saw this tweet and started leaving. Sue the producers @trevornoah," one X user commented.
Some accused the organisers of "cutting corners" for profits comprising the quality of experience for the audience. Many complained that the venue didn't even have a proper bathroom facility for the guests.
"What a shame to the city that prides itself as the IT capital. Poor choice of venue, atrocious audio, pathetic event organisers for a star like him. I am very tempted to write a sequel for Born a crime as I was born here," rued a disappointed fan on social media.
Trevor Noah was scheduled to perform in Bengaluru on September 27 and September 28. Both the shows have now been cancelled.