Funny South African Comedians That Will Leave You In Stiches
by Danielle Cain||
Stand up comedy is an art form that can be difficult to master, but South African comedians have a natural ability.
Whether it’s hilarious observational comedy or biting political satire, South Africa has produced some of the worlds funniest comedians.
The question remains: who is the funniest comedian in South Africa?
1. Pip Freedman - Haasbek Horries
Pip Freedman was a South African born radio comedian and film actor and was best known for his performances on SABC's Springbok Radio on the show, The Pip Freedman Show. His career, starting in the 1950s, spanned six decades until 2002.
2. Riaad Moosa - My American Family
Riaad Moosa started doing stand-up on campus during his fourth year at University of Cape Town.He started performing stand-up at the Cape Comedy Collective's free Comedy Lab workshops, and just two months later, he was the winner of the "One City, Many Comics Talent Competition" held as part of the One City Festival in September 1999. He became a regular headliner on the comedy circuit during his first year, where he was also invited to perform on Pieter Dirk Uys'sEvita Live and Dangerous e.tv comedy show. In 2000, he came to prominence on the comedy-club circuit in Cape Town.
3. Barry Hilton - Nou Gaan Ons Braai
David Barry Hilton is a South African stand-up comedian. Referred to by his middle name, Barry, he is also an actor, television personality and motivational speaker. After 6 years of initially working as an electrician he tried his hand at comedy – turning Professional in 1983 at the age of 26
4.Loyiso Gola Live at the Apollo
Loyiso Gola is a South African stand-up and TV comedian. He is the co-creator and anchor of the late-night satirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on e.tv and eNCA, launched in 2010, and has performed internationally
Casper Johannes De Vries is a South African actor, comedian, entertainer, painter, composer, director and producer. He has gained a significant following among South Africa's liberal Afrikaner and Afrikaans speaking population as well as Afrikaners living abroad.
6. Nik Rabinowitz on Mock The Week
Nik Rabinowitz is a South African comedian, actor and author, who has made guest appearances on several comedy shows, including the British panel show Mock the Week. He also appeared in the 2012 film Material. He currently resides in Cape Town.
7. Conrad Koch and Chester Missing
Conrad Koch is a South African comedian and ventriloquist best known for his character Chester Missing, a fictional political commentator who confronts racism and white privilege in post-apartheid South Africa.
8. Schalk Bezuidenhout - Afrikaans School Sports
Schalk Bezuidenhout grew up in Kempton Park a very Afrikaans, ‘bring-terug-Apartheid’ town right next to the airport. Young Schalkie grew up in a very traditional way. The traditional Afrikaans way of living was a good life.
9. "You Don't Know What The South African Anthem Means!" - Trevor Noah - (Crazy Normal)
10. Marc Lottering on Lux soap
Marc Eugene Lottering is a stand-up comedian from Cape Town, South Africa, and grew up in the Retreat townships of the Cape Flats. His first show was titled "AFTER THE BEEP" in 1997. In 2001 he won the Vita Award for Best Actor in a Comedy, and he has also multiple Fleur du Cap Awards
11. I'm Cutting off your Water Prank! Whackhead Simpson Prank Call - Darren Simpson
Darren "Whackhead" Simpson is a radio presenter working for Primedia, a broadcasting company that owns the radio stations 947 and 94.5 Kfm in South Africa.