2015 PROMISES TO BE AN EXCITING YEAR.
Welcome to my website. Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to see what I’ve been getting up to. I thought I’d recap and throw forward to what’s happened in 2015 and the exciting projects that are yet to come.
I’ve managed to stay out of trouble so far. I’ve created more debt though. I’m not sure if this is a positive or negative. I try to stay debt free but the bank says I need to create debt in order to be financially viable. It’s a catch 22. No one taught me about this at school. You see how easily I’m distracted? Back to the highlights of 2015.
l made my debut on Comedy Central alongside Nik Rabinowitz, Kurt Schoonraad and Khanyiso Kenqa at Cape Town Comedy Club on January 29. The live recording was awesome. Definitely lived up to expectation and was on par with the occasion. Punch lines were being dropped as fast as petitions from UCT students for Rhodes statue to fall. The comics were smoking and the audience was on fire. Such a blazing gig. Not as hot as the mountain was but you know what I mean.
Towards the end of March, I decided to head up to Joburg for 10 days. I think it’s important to try and perform outside of Cape Town as often as possible. It’s a new challenge which I welcome with open arms.A change of scenery is always good. I’ve found that it allows for great growth both on and off stage. I managed to perform at 12 gigs on the local club comedy circuit. The audience at each gig was very diverse and different when compared to back home. They were comedy literate though which made my job much easier.
I also changed shows on Good Hope FM. I’m now the Sports Presenter on the Breakfast show with Guy McDonald weekdays 6-8am. I’m looking forward to this new and exciting venture. I’m having a blast so far. Waking up at 4am is awesome. There’s no traffic, no car guards and at times no electricity. Definitely living the dream baby.
I had an amazing time working with Stan Mars and Vania Cloete-Collison on Lunch on Mars for two years. They were my day ones. Took me under their wing and showed me the basics along with the “do’s and dont’s” of radio. I’m sincerely grateful for their mentorship and guidance. Wow, talk about getting emotional. Enough of that.
It’s safe to say that the festival bug has bit. I’ll be trekking up to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from 2-12 July. It will be the third year that I head into the heart of hipsterville to apply my trade and second time that I perform my one man show; I Came, I Taught, I Left. I’ve managed to secure 10 performances. The show did extremely well in its debut run last year and I’m hoping that the festival goers will show the same love this year. If you haven’t been to the Arts Fest yet, you have to make an effort to pop around for a few days. It will be one of the best experiences of your life. You even get to see donkeys walking over pedestrian crossings. All day every day. Real talk.
My personal favourite for 2015 is my run at the Baxter Theatre in September. This is a dream come true. It’s something that I have had my sights set on since I started my career. So many talented Comedians and Performers have graced the Theatre’s stage. I can’t wait to leave my mark. Let’s hope all goes accordingly. I will start nagging you guys to book closer to the time.
Now, somewhere in between my shows at the National Arts Festival and Baxter I will be involved in a Movie. Wait,there’s more. I’ll be playing one of the leads. I’m really looking forward to this new venture. The nerves will start kicking in a few days before we start filming. It’s a South African Comedy which will be released next year. That’s all I can say for now. I’ll reveal more once we start filming.
Watch out. I’m not fast or furious. I’m just an average guy driving a 1.4L vehicle trying to avoid speed cameras and road blocks.