Alyn Adams has been a thoughtful, witty, controversial, supercilious, angry and frequently misunderstood comedic writer since 1994.
With degrees in Drama, English and Education, Alyn began writing his own jokes via live improvised comedy in Durban, in 1993/94’s Comedy Games, a shameless Whose Line Is It Anyway? clone. He soon switched to solo stand-up and was a founder comic at the Johannesburg (neé Civic) Theatre's Punchline Pub in 1996.
Bevan Cullinan is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading comic and performance Film Directors. His experience is invaluable as he provides bankable comedic solutions to any board. He has a prized gift, born of personal performance experience, for extracting performances from anyone placed in front of the camera.
Bevan trained as a physical comedian. With an Honours in Twentieth Century clowning from Rhodes University, he has gone on to direct some of South Africa’s best loved commercials while keeping his sense of comic timing sharp as one the countries named stand-up comedians.
Some call him South Africa's answer to Steven Wright, others say who is Steven Wright, whilst others say we're out of milk can you please pick some up on your way home?
Chris Forrest has been on the forefront of the South African Comedy scene since the late nineties. His unique dry sense of humour, quick wit and intelligent comedy has made him one of the country’s most popular comedians and ensured that audiences are left in stitches wherever he goes.
Hannes Brümmer has often been asked if he is hyperactive, but he has never been able to sit still long enough to find out for sure. His comedic style is highly energetic and physical with his tongue virtually bursting through his cheek. He likes to rant honestly about his Afrikaans heritage, the influence of the media on society and the ever raging battle of the sexes. He is at times self-deprecating, but almost always foolishly optimistic.
Malcolm burst onto the comedy scene in 2001, and hasn’t looked back since. With his life philosophy never far behind, a saying borrowed from Sir Francis Bacon “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is”. A saying Malcolm has taken to heart, and has even been dubbed the Dr. Phil of politically incorrectness, due to his astute observational abilities and no holds barred delivery style. With this foundation he has worked many comedy rooms both locally and abroad. Malcolm has the unique ability to read just about any audience and adapt to any environment.
In just 6 years Melt Sieberhagen has been hailed as anything from 'a slightly angry teddy' to 'a really funny Dutchman'. All in all he's a fresh, funny, strange, witty, hairy, cynical - yet optimistic – face and voice on the South African Stand-up scene. All these traits make so much more sense when considering that his roots lie in the infamous town of Ventersdorp. Yes, it's been a long and entertaining journey.
The first thing you’ll note with Mojak’s performance is that his style of comedy has an international feel. His humour will crack up a Sowetan and an Australian. Mojak loves telling people that he is an international comedian because he has performed in Botswana(Mojak Botswana is SA’s 10th province). The other thing you’ll notice about Mojak’s humour is that it is smart humour. He observe life and write jokes about it, hence it has an international feel. He is the young version of Steve Right.
Comics Choice Award Nominee, Monique Nortjé finished her BA Drama degree at the University of Pretoria in 2000. After a short stint on a soapie, she quickly realised that she couldn’t let life take her very seriously for much longer. She is now an accomplished improvised comedy actress, stand up comedian, voice over artist and has been on writing teams for and performed in comedy television shows such as Kompleks (writer/performer), The Coconuts (assistant head writer/ assistant director/performer) and Parys Parys (writer).
On the 27th of July 2009 Mpho Popps Modikoane entered a local television show entitled So you think you’re funny. That’s where the general public first noticed him. He then went on to the club circuit in Johannesburg. Quickly making a name for himself and sharing the stage with some of the big names in the industry, Trevor Noah and Marc Lottering, to name a few.
His next stop was Blacks Only with David Kau and Chris Forrest.
Originally from Durban, Richelieu has moved to Johannesburg and for the past two years has been enjoying entertaining the many different crowds that the big city has to offer. He has been seen regularly on the big stages but more prominently on the club scene in and around Gauteng where he has been appearing alongside the many great comics plying their trade in Jozi. Richelieu has seen a learning curve in his approach to comedy, learning from the many comedians he encounters.
Robby Collins’ rise from actor on the Durban theatre circuit to fully fledged stand-up comedian has taken all of 4 years, still considered one of the emerging faces comedy Robby’s career achievements belies his years on the comedy circuit.
A comedian whose material draws on real life comes across at ease on the stage and has a very believable stage presence, endearing himself to audience with his gawky giraffe frame.
Ryan started his stand-up comedy in May ’99 at the Randburg Waterfront’s Funny Farm. Since then he has worked in Comedy venues all over the country (he really has, in all nine provinces) and has performed at many corporate functions and golf days.
Ryan’s comedy is a mixture of impressions and alternative comedy. His stage persona is quite manic, with a charming naivety which audiences really enjoy. His infectious energy and left field humour make for an entertaining prospect on any comedy night line-up.
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. Hailing from the streets of Welkom, this Italian-born stallion left home and successfully navigated the many pitfalls of a world with shoes and electricity in his travels around SA. From shoe sizes to the inner workings of the Roman Army; from heavy metal to relationship jargon, this comic takes the world, turns it sideways and gets us to see it as it could be if we'd all just reach behind our backs, pull out a cream pie, throw it and learn to laugh.
Warren Robertson is very strange man, not in the sense that one would expect to see him shopping for cheese at 3am in his underwear, but rather in the manner that he views the world. The everyday becomes beautifully strange and his delightfully twisted mind supplies bizarre answers to some of life’s once seemingly simple questions. He tackles crime, history, politics, and even the philosophies, words and idioms we take for granted with the kind of detached confusion available only to the slightly eccentric.
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