South African Comedians

Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban & Other

Who to Book

Aaron McIlroy

Aaron McIlroyComedian and MCDurban

Durban comedian McIlroy’s unique, wacky brand of interactive comedy provides an unforgettable experience that the whole family - including your granny - can enjoy!

Al Prodgers

Al ProdgersComedian and MCJohannesburg

My parents had a sense of humour. They named a boilermaker's boy-child Alistair Martin Prodgers, and sent me off to school to get the snot beaten out of me!

Alan Committie

Alan CommittieComedian and MCCape Town

Cape Town's Alan Committie is one of the hardest working comics in South Africa and is fast becoming recognized as one of the funniest.

Alfred Adriaan

Alfred AdriaanComedian and MCJohannesburg

Alfred Julian Adriaan is a young comedian flying up the ranks in the SA comedy scene with two consecutive South African comics’ choice nominations under his belt in the best New Comedian & best Intermediate comedian categories.

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist

Andre the Hilarious HypnotistHypnotist and MCJohannesburg

Performing to packed theatre’s for the past 21 years and with two of his very own TV series “SKATERLAG MET ANDRE” on DSTV you know you are not dealing with just any hypnotist.

Angel Blythe Campey

Angel Blythe CampeyComedian and MCCape Town

With the name Angel, she didn't have the career luxury of becoming a doctor or lawyer and her options were limited to being a stripper or stand-up comedian/actress.

Barry Hilton

Barry HiltonComedian, MC and Motivational SpeakerWestern Cape

Barry Hilton A celebrity for sure, Performing his original brand of South African humour, his sell-out shows are proof of his popularity as “the cleanest” comedian in the country.

Brendan Jack

Brendan JackComedianJohannesburg

Having finished making the feature films Straight Outta Benoni and Footskating 101, as well as the MTV Base show, Stay Off The Grass, he has been involved in writing, producing and acting in the TV show School of Jack.

Celeste Ntuli

Celeste NtuliComedian and MCJohannesburg

Celeste had always been a joker, even at school, so it was no surprise when she decided to pursue comedy.

Chester Missing

Chester MissingPolitical Analyst PuppetJohannesburg & Cape Town

Chester Missing is the world’s first political analyst puppet, on a mission to get South Africans laughing at people with power.

Chris Forrest

Chris ForrestComedian and MCJohannesburg

Chris' witty and cynical one-line humour is thought provoking and to the point. Totally nerdish and unflappable, his Drew Carey- looks and slowed-up delivery have ensured that audiences take to him enthusiastically.

Chris Mapane

Chris MapaneComedian and MCJohannesburg

To share with the world. He started doing stand-up comedy with a one man show at the University of the Witwatersrand and never looked back since then.

Conrad Koch

Conrad KochComedian and MCJohannesburg & Cape Town

Conrad Koch an outstanding comedian from Johannesburg is completely unique in using his combination of razor sharp comedy with an understanding of human dynamics to create effective corporate communication.

Dalin Oliver

Dalin OliverComedian and MCCape Town

Dalin Oliver is a Cape Town based Comedian as well as the Sports Presenter on Good Hope FM’s Breakfast show.

Danny Fisher Road Show

Danny Fisher Road ShowComedian, Musician and MCDurban

Danny Fisher, a rubber-faced comedian, does impressions of famous stars of stage and screen.

Darren Maule

Darren MauleComedian and MCDurban

Darren Maule is a first generation South African but of Scottish-French decent. Yup, he is a real Jacobite!

Dave Levinsohn

Dave LevinsohnComedian and MCJohannesburg

One of the best for improvised-comedy, Dave has become one of SA’s original comedy acts.

David Kau

David KauComedian and MCJohannesburg

David was discovered at the Smirnoff International Comedy festival at The Baxter theatre in Cape Town, October 1998. The first time he ever performed as a stand-up comedian.

David Kibuuka

David KibuukaComedian and MCJohannesburg

David Kibuuka is undeniably, one of the young talents of South African comedy. A graduated Finance Honours student with Wits University, “Dave” has a unique brand of humour that combines wit and intellect without losing touch with his audiences.

Deep Fried Man

Deep Fried ManComedian and MCJohannesburg

Award-winning comedian Deep Fried Man's quirky, clever blend of music and comedy has seen him establish himself as a top South African comic in just over two years.

Donovan Goliath

Donovan GoliathComedian and MCJohannesburg

Donovan David Goliath’s bedtime stories about growing up in the Transkei as a coloured boy who looks white but speaks fluent Xhosa are more funny than scary.

Dusty Rich

Dusty RichComedian and MCJohannesburg

His comedy style is very hard to pin down because of the general manic nature of this comedic talent.

Ebenhaezer Dibakwane

Ebenhaezer DibakwaneComedian and MCJohannesburg

Ebenhaezer’s fresh and unusual take on life assures his audience a unique experience with possible side effects including painful stomachs, breathless lungs, severe headaches and in rare cases; death.

Eddie Eckstein

Eddie EcksteinComedian and MCJohannesburg

You want the most memorable, talked about event of the old and new millennium – book Eddie now!

Etienne Shardlow

Etienne ShardlowComedian and MCJohannesburg

Etienne Shardlow - South African stand up comedian famous for his portrayal of an 11 year old schoolboy with a warped view of the adult world around him.

Eugene Khoza

Eugene KhozaComedian and MCJohannesburg

Eugene Khoza has been described as a new age comedian who breaks down boundaries, builds bridges, challenges prejudices and inverts stereotypes, but Eugene will probably tell you that it’s just him telling it like he sees it.

Gareth Lush

Gareth LushVentriloquist and MCJohannesburg

Having started his performing career as an illusionist, audiences quickly let him know that it was his skill as a Ventriloquist that they wanted to see.

Gareth Woods

Gareth WoodsComedian and MCCape Town

Gareth’s comedic style is one of witty analysis and story telling, which is generally thought provoking. He pokes fun at why we do the things we do.

Gino Fabbri

Gino FabbriComedian and MCPort Elizabeth

Gino Fabbri is an extraordinarily versatile and entertaining comedian/MC who performs throughout South Africa.

Glen Bo

Glen BoComedian and MCDurban

Glen Bo - Durban based, international Proudly South African comedian.

Hannes Brummer

Hannes BrummerComedian and MCJohannesburg

Hannes Brummer is a South African comedian and actor best known for playing hilarious comical roles on the Afrikaans show Kompleks (aired in 2006) which he co-wrote.

Irit Noble

Irit NobleComic, Singer and MCJohannesburg and Cape Town

Award-winning musical comedienne Irit Noble is a singer, comic and MC deluxe! From being the Diva MC of Madame Zingara, to the Sun City Super Bowl to nation-wide appearances, her parodies of popular songs and spot-on humor about everyday life are renowned.

Isaac Gampu

Isaac GampuComedian and MCJohannesburg

Has entertainment blood flowing in his veins. Comedy comes naturally to this young man who only started doing comedy.

Jason Goliath

Jason GoliathComedian and MCJohannesburg

Jason Goliath is a larger than life comedian who literally is larger than life (it’s because all this personality won’t fit into a smaller body ok!).

Jem Atkins

Jem AtkinsComedian and MCDurban

His humor is sometimes dry, sometimes bitter, but mostly full of high-energy.

Joe Parker

Joe ParkerComedian and MCJohannesburg

Joe Parker is probably the most popular English-language South African stand-up comedian in the country over the last 15 years. Having worked all the major comedy venues including the Superbowl at Sun City.

Joey Rasdien

Joey RasdienComedian and MCJohannesburg

Joey Rasdien is the epitome of South African comedy today. His endearing stage persona is intellectually absurd, physically hysterical and visually beside himself.

John Vlismas

John VlismasComedian and MCJohannesburg

John Vlismas Of the stand up comedians working the circuit in South Africa today, John has the widest international profile. From his 2002 performance in Berlin at the Maulhelden Festival, to his shows in Dubai in 2006 and 2008.

Judy Jake

Judy JakeComedian and MCJohannesburg

Judy Jake has been a stand-up comic for two years. She is the first professional black female comic in South Africa.

Kagiso Lediga

Kagiso LedigaComedian and MCJohannesburg

Kagiso ventured into comedy while studying at UCT and over the ensuing years set about establishing himself as one of South Africa’s top comedians.

Kedibone Mulaudzi

Kedibone MulaudziComedian and MCJohannesburg

He has more than six years of experience (in 2003 Kedibone entered the stand up circuit with gusto!) and is labelled as the peoples comic!

Kevin Perkins aka Mike Naicker

Kevin Perkins aka Mike NaickerComedian and MCInternational

Michael Naicker already has a HUGE following in South Africa with a mailing list of 500 000 people and sold out shows wherever he performs. He is a full time comedian that performs at functions day in and day out.

Krijay Govender

Krijay GovenderComedian and MCJohannesburg and Durban

Krijay Govender is a South African actress and stand-up comedienne best known for her role as publisher Jenna, Strini Pillai's former love interest, in SABC1's soapie Generations.

Kurt Schoonraad

Kurt SchoonraadComedian and MCCape Town

Kurt Schoonraad is one of South Africa’s best loved comedian celebrities. His style of performance and presenting has been likened to the world’s comedy greats such as Bill Cosby.

Leeanda Reddy

Leeanda ReddyComical MCJohannesburg

Leeanda Reddy is a popular face on our south African screens, famous for her current on screen role as Priyanka Naicker on Sabc 3's flagship show Isidingo.

Lisa Bobbert

Lisa BobbertComical SongstressDurban

She is wild, she is whacky and she is wonderful. Lisa Bobbert is a Durban based comedian/singer/actress and recently a motivational speaker too.

Loyiso Madinga

Loyiso MadingaComedian and MCJohannesburg

One of the brightest new stand-up is a young man called Loyiso Madinga, who was selected by his peers to receive the newcomer of the year award at the annual Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards in 2014.

Loyiso Gola

Loyiso GolaComedian and MCJohannesburg

It's not often that politics is entertaining. Well, not intentionally anyway. But when Loyiso Gola gets hold of it, you can't help but laugh.

Malcolm Ferreira

Malcolm FerreiraComedian and MCJohannesburg

Malcolm Ferreira a fresh, dynamic and original comic, who’s fast becoming one of the most in-demand comedian in South Africa.

Marc Lottering

Marc LotteringComedian and MCCape Town

Marc Lottering hails from Cape Town and is considered by many to be one of the hottest comics on offer from South Africa. He continues to keep audiences in stitches, both in South Africa and abroad.

Mark Banks

Mark BanksComedian and MCJohannesburg

Mark Banks has become one of the most recognized and respected stand-up comedians of his time.

Mark Palmer

Mark PalmerComedian and MCInternational

Mark Palmer the comedy circuit's 'nice guy'. With a comedic voice heavily influenced by the likes of Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld, he is just what South Africa has been waiting for.

Mark Sampson

Mark SampsonComedian and MCCape Town

A passionate believer in the power of comedy to unite people, Sampson was the founder of the Cape Comedy Collective.

Martin Evans

Martin EvansComedian and MCCape Town

Martin has long been praised for his originality and his quality of performance.

Martin Jonas

Martin JonasComedian and MCJohannesburg

Is Jonas rude? Oh, sure. Is he funny? You better believe it. But there is a striking depth and intelligence to his dialogue that leaves you feeling this boytjie from Kempton Park is destined for big things.

Mel Jones

Mel JonesComedian and MCCape Town

Born and raised in Cape Town and a proud resident of Mitchell’s Plain, Mel Jones describes herself as "the favourite" of three siblings.

Mel Miller

Mel MillerComedian and MCJohannesburg

A true legend of South African comedy, Mel started mixing comedy and folk music in 1964.

Melt Sieberhagen

Melt SieberhagenComedian, MC and MusicianCape Town

He would love to one day own a bar with the name "Fok Weet", since that's where people are always going when he asks where he can meet them.

Mojak Lehoko

Mojak LehokoComedian, MC, Writer and ActorJohannesburg

Mojak Lehoko is a Johannesburg based comedian who has grace various stages across South Africa and abroad.

Mpho Popps

Mpho PoppsComedian and MCJohannesburg

Mpho became a household name after entering "So you think you're funny" back in 2009.

Nathaneal

NathanealComedian and MCJohannesburg

Mzansi comedian Nathaneal has to be one of the most refreshing comedians to hit the Joburg comedy circuit.

Ndumiso Lindi

Ndumiso LindiComedian and MCJohannesburg

Comedy has always been a part of his life, have been raised by parents who believed that humour is second in importance only to discipline.

Nicholas Goliath

Nicholas GoliathComedian and MCJohannesburg

Nicholas Goliath is a loving father and husband – and this straight-forward life informs his comedy - based on true stories and strange yet funny observations from his daily life.

Nik Rabinowitz

Nik RabinowitzComedian and MCCape Town

He grew up on a farm, climbing trees and commentating on his own rugby games in at least three of South Africa’s eleven official languages.

Nina Hastie

Nina HastieComedian and MCJohannesburg

Nina Hastie is quite clearly one smart comedienne. She is undoubtedly one of SA’s top female comic and Pretoria’s finest comics.

Noko Moswete

Noko MosweteComedian and MCPretoria

Comedy came easy for this 31 year old Limpopo born, TuT Language Practice graduate. From primary school to date, she always loved making people laugh at her tall stories and jokes.

Piet Potgieter

Piet PotgieterComedian and MCCape Town

Piet Potgieter is the biggest Afrikaner comedian to hit South African stages in the last five years - literally. This two meter tall Dutchman from Kraaifontein has taken the local comedy scene by storm.

Pravesh Mungaldave

Pravesh MungaldaveComedian and MCJohannesburg

Some would say Pravesh has been increasing revenue for tailors as he’s known for leaving his audiences in stitches.

Prins

PrinsComedian and MCJohannesburg

The comedian formally and informally known as ‘Prins’ is one of the hottest up and coming comedians in South Africa.

Rhys Woods

Rhys WoodsComedian, MC and CabaretCape Town

Rhys is an off-beat entertainer with charisma, intelligence and loads of sassy catch phrases.

Riaad Moosa

Riaad MoosaComedian and MCCape Town

Riaad was part of the largest stand-up show in the history of South African television 'Laugh out Loud', where he joined nine of SA’s top comics to raise money for the Reach for a Dream foundation.

Richelieu Beaunoir

Richelieu BeaunoirComedian and MCJohannesburg

A friendly easy going guy his style is a blend of quick wit, clever observations and a personality that shines through on stage.

Rob van Vuuren

Rob van VuurenComedian and MCCape Town

This legendary theatre director / producer / playwright / actor extraordinaire is one of South Africa’s most celebrated talents.

Robby Collins

Robby CollinsComedian and MCJohannesburg

Robby started in the theatre performing at the Catalina Theatre in 2006. His first play was "Wherez It @" a youth comedy drama.

Roland Gaspar

Roland GasparComedian, MC and Motivational SpeakerJohannesburg

Roland is frequently seen on screens across the nation in commercials for brands like Makro, MiWay, General Motors and others.

Roni Modimola

Roni ModimolaComedian and MCJohannesburg

Roni Modimola is a performer who can be relied on to win over the trickiest crowd with his quiet charm, philosophical musings, silly word-plays and good old-fashioned gags that leave the crowd begging for more.

Shaun Wewege

Shaun WewegeComedian, DJ and MCJohannesburg

Despite the fact that Shaun grew up in southern Johannesburg, he has somehow transformed himself from ‘caveman to showman’, walking upright.

Shimmy Isaacs

Shimmy IsaacsComedian and MCCape Town

Widely regarded as one of Cape Town’s funniest female comedians she has performed alongside artists such as David Newton & Martin Evans.

Sifiso Nene

Sifiso NeneComedian and MCJohannesburg

Sifiso Nene is a stand-up comedian and MC originally from KZN. He holds the title as the first winner of So You Think You are Funny in 2009.

Sivuyile Ngesi

Sivuyile NgesiComedian and MCCape Town

Sivuyile Ngesi is a 25 year old actor born in the township of Gugulethu, Cape Town.

Soli Philander

Soli PhilanderComedian and MCCape Town

This versatile performer is undoubtedly one of our countries top entertainers, more often than not using his distinctly unique brand of Cape Coloured humour.

Starship Improvise

Starship ImproviseComical ImpropJohannesburg

Starship Improvise is a collective of South Africa’s freshest, funniest and most talented improvisers, doing “Whose Line is it Anyway?” style short form improv.

Stig

StigComedian and MCJohannesburg

Having made a rapid transition from newbie open mic act to a professional South African comedian late 2011, this young comic is fast becoming a serious force to reckon with.

Stuart Taylor

Stuart TaylorComedian and MagicianCape Town

Best Known as "the guy from Going Nowhere Slowly” Stuart Taylor was the reigning SA National Comedy Magic Champion.

Tats Nkonozo

Tats NkonzoComedian and MCJohannesburg

Tats Nkonzo is the rising comedian blazing comedy clubs all over Johannesburg.

Tim Plewman

Tim PlewmanComedian and ActorJohannesburg

His comedy play, written in conjunction with Jonathan Rands, called The Insatiables won Best Comedy Play for 2008 .

Tolassmo

TolassmoComedian and MCJohannesburg

Tolassmo, in a short time frame, has become one of South Africa’s well-known comedians, and a household name. Coming from a humble township ubringing mixed with a model C education, Mo has used this to become a very interesting comedian.

Tony De King

Tony De KingComedian and MusicianJohannesburg

Tony De King will ensure an excellent evening’s entertainment, whatever the occasion.

Tracy Klass

Tracy KlassComedian and MCCape Town

Tracy has been performing stand up comedy since her arrival in Cape Town in 1999. She is known for her ‘growing up disgracefully’ stance on life and being dragged towards middle age.

Trevor Gumbi

Trevor GumbiComedian and MCJohannesburg

Trevor Gumbi has had people laughing at several major comedy events in the country, including performing at Oppikoppi.

Tumi Morake

Tumi MorakeComedian and MCJohannesburg

A performer at heart, her acting career began in 2004. On discovering a knack for comedy, she branched off onto the stand-up comedy circuit in 2007.

Vittorio Leonardi

Vittorio LeonardiComedian and MCJohannesburg

In his 11 years on stage, Vittorio has tried to show audiences a new way to see the world - slightly skewed, a bit quirky and governed by cartoon law.

Warren Robertson

Warren RobertsonComedian and MCJohannesburg

Warren has won awards and competitions in both the UK and South Africa and in 2011 was nominated by his peers as being one of the Breakthrough Acts of the year.

Wolfgang Riebe

Wolfgang RiebeComical Magician and MCCape Town

If you want a success story at your next event, Wolfgang will inspire you with his special brand of fine magic and motivation. And, oh yes, he is only 41 years old.