Trevor Noah is first African to sell out New York’s Madison Square Garden

South African comedian Trevor Noah has become the first African to sell out New York’s famous Madison Square Garden.

The venue is a multi-purpose arena and one of the most expensive stadiums ever built, according to US-based sports site

It is used for sport and entertainment events and the stadium can seat almost 21,000 people.

Noah performed over the weekend as part of his “Loud and Clear” comedy tour.

Previous comedians to sell out the arena include Kevin Hart, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock.

The South African, who also hosts the late night programme the Daily Show, thanked his fans on social media, calling the night “incredible”: