Rob van Vuuren

Comedian and MC - Cape Town
Rob van Vuuren


This legendary theatre director / producer / playwright / actor extraordinaire is one of South Africa’s most celebrated talents and his unlimited performance capacity is an incredible contribution to our world of entertainment.

Having a formidable background in multiple disciplines has given Rob the ability to captivate audiences far and wide. From his extensive theatre career (he took a record-breaking 13 shows to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2008), to his ever-popular television personality including roles such as the hilarious “Twakkie” in The Most Amazing Show on SABC2 (also co-written and produced by Rob), and the unforgettable co-host of Crazy Games.

Rob has been plying his trade as a relentless and ruthlessly funny stand-up comic and MC. His advantaged experience equips him as one of SA’s most sought after corporate entertainers and master of ceremonies – he recently had the unique honor of performing for Madiba at his 90th birthday bash in his hometown of Qunu.

His latest live comedy offering Rob van Vuuren is Rob van Vuuren was nominated for the best one-man show at the 2008 South African Comedy Awards, and won the Nando’s Best Comic Performance by an Actor at Grahamstown 2008.

Rob’s most recent accolade is a record-breaking win of the hugely popular TV show Strictly Come Dancing with the esteemed showdance professional Mary Martin. Now the reigning SA Champions present a stellar behind-the-scenes account of their rise to the top. Join this hilarious and touching journey of how Rob learnt to love dancing, how Mary learnt to cope with a comedian in high-heel dancing shoes, and how together they conquered the hearts of South African TV audiences – and the dance floor!


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