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They say it costs nothing to smile, but what about a laugh?
We all know that the best medicine has always been a healthy dose of laughter and with the world currently feeling a little under the weather so to speak, why not seek out a chuckle or two. But what does it cost to have a comedian at a company event to get our team giggling?
Well, let’s look at a few familiar faces and their prices. Remember, a complete list of comedians we work with can be viewed online at: http://www.entertainment-online.co.za/southafricancomedians.htm
A veritable icon of the comedy scene in South Africa, Barry Hilton has inspired many… dry chuckles over a drink or two. Best known as “The Cousin”, Barry Hilton’s face is known to many South Africans as a sardonic bar-tender on TV, an engaging stage comic and he holds the title of being the first South African stand-up to perform at the London Comedy Store.
He has paved the way for comedy in South Africa since 1983 and despite being what many would call a celebrity, his stage presence belies a regular joke just telling a joke or two. Starting from R35 000 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
A familiar face to many TV viewers, Joey Rasdien has appeared in numerous advertisements such as Cell C, KFC, Standard Bank and Sanlam, not to mention his comedic stylings being featured on Comedy Showcase, Jerry Springer’s Saturday Night, and Phat Joe. Quite an accomplishment!
Joey Rasdien is perfect for corporate audience, bringing his experience working in finance to the table with a humorous outlook. He has earned the title of "The Thinking Man's Comedian” by being able to read an audience and adjust accordingly, while always remaining hilariously insightful. From R27 500 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
One of the biggest names in comedy, Loyiso Gola is in a class of his own. Bringing a unique sense of humour to the table coupled with an affinity towards openly frank and observational commentary, he won the coveted South African Comedy Award at the young age of 25 while also being nominated for the Best Comedian of the Year Award at the Stars of Mzansi Awards 2008.
With a repertoire of high-energy sharp jokes and a barrage of punch lines that hardly leave room for audiences to gather their breath, Loyiso Gola is a stage presence that remains unforgettably hilarious. He manages to make light of life in South Africa through a very well trained social lens that manages to bridge the gap between everyday life frustration and the comedy therein. Starting from R36 000 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
Chester Missing / Conrad Koch
If ever there was a comedian not afraid to rustle feathers, that would be Conrad Koch and his opinionated side-kick Chester Missing (everyone’s favourite sartorial puppet).
Conrad is an award-winning comedian with a knack for puppetry that has seen him win an Entertainer of the Year award, a Standard Bank Ovation Award from the National Arts Festival, The Times Comic’s Pen Award.
Vying for the spotlight is Chester Missing, the breakout star of his puppet troop and self-styled “puppet political analyst”. Holding the title as the first puppet in history to win a court case, Chester is best known for his appearances on eNCA, where he managed to inspire many a laugh with his views. Book Conrad and his character from R24 000 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
Deep Fried Man
Bringing a lyrical laugh to the table, Deep Fried Man is an award-winning musical comedy act with a satirical twist. Not being afraid to take on the political scene, his viral hit Idiot's Guide to the South African Anthem hit the right note with politicians and the public alike.
Deep Fried Man can also develop customized musical comedy for corporate functions, campaigns and activations, with recent highlights including campaigns for ABSA, BrightRock and Me&You Mobile. Available from R22 500 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
Having been nominated for two consecutive South African comics’ choice awards, Alfred Adriaan has been getting audiences rolling with laughter for the last 3 years. His high-energy act draws on his background in brand management and corporate communications, while blending in tales of his youth in the rural Eastern Cape town of Hankey. That name alone is enough to inspire a comedic turn. From R21 000 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
Best known to audiences for Happy Hour, a weekly comedy show on Good Hope FM on Mondays from 11am-12pm Dalin Oliver has been entertaining audiences since 2010.
Leaving behind the chalkboard and hilarity of a career in math education, Dalin decided that the comedy scene needed someone clean cut and sharp, and thus his brand was born. His One Man Show I Came, I Taught, I Left has been a huge success since its debut and return runs at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2014 and 2015 where he performed to full houses and received rave reviews.
He is a hugely sought-after talent that packs theatres in less than 24 hours, and his comedy styling makes him ideal for more sensitive corporate ears. From R18 000 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
Following his comedy debut in 2013, Farhan Esat has been performing professionally since 2014 and in the short years since then he racked up an impressive list of accomplishment including a being semi-finalist in the Montreux (Swiss) International Comedy Competition and filming live for Mzansi Magic’s “Mzansi Comedy Nights” in 2018.
He makes for an excellent MC and comedian at corporate events and has worked with the Johannesburg Indian Women's Association, Nedbank and Nike. From R18 000 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
Durban based comedian Neil Green takes an introspective turn with his comedy, and instead of going for easy laughs like politics, he ventures into first-person observations and opinions, which sometimes borders on edgy and maybe even a bit controversial. But that’s never his intention, he just happens to rustle feathers with his straight-shooting sense of humour.
He brings very sharp wit to the stage that is coupled with a brutal honesty that demands respect and riotous laughter from his audience. Throughout his career, he has hosted the “Proudly Coloured” Theatrical Stand Up Comedy Production at the Victory Theatre in Johannesburg as well as being the Headline act at the LGBT Film Festival 2015. From R18 000 ex Vat and excluding technical and support services.
The above fees are estimate examples, not a formal quote. Fees range between R12 000 and R60 000 ex Vat, depending who you use and duties. complete list of comedians we work with can be viewed online at: http://www.entertainment-online.co.za/southafricancomedians.htm
For further information about our services please feel free to contact us, we would love you to be out client.