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Loyiso Gola

South Africa

Loyiso is a very high profile South African stand up, with 12 seasons of his two-time International Emmy nominated satirical news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola under his belt, and is the African correspondent for Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly on the ABC in Australia. In November 2015 Loyiso completed a run of his show Tall Tales at the Soho Theatre, contributed to This Week’s World on BBC2 in Spring 2016, stormed Mock the Week (BBC2) before bringing his brand new show Dude, Where’s My Lion? to Edinburgh last August. Loyiso rounded off an action packed 2016 with his debut US stand up special Loyiso Gola Live in New York, which was recorded in Brooklyn, and released by Vimeo Originals in November 2016 and launched at the prestigious New York Comedy Festival.

This Spring, Loyiso headed down under to Sydney and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, performed on the Melbourne International Comedy Gala in aid of Oxfam and Comedy Up Late on ABC and has just completed the Perth Comedy Festival. 

Loyiso will be bringing his new show “Unlearning” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year.

Want to learn a bit more about Loyiso? Watch this fantastic piece from CNN: African Voices  “Africas funniest export”  #myafrica  #watchthisspace


Here are a few fantastic reviews for Loyiso at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and a clip of him performing at the

2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala

“Loyiso Gola smashes white privilege like an avocado”  Herald Sun ★★★★1/2

“he’s a captivating character that knows how to perform…”  Theatre People  ★★★★

“Gola’s appeal is his casual, laid-back charm that makes him a pleasure to be with”  Chortle




For more information about Loyiso Gola, please email Nathalie@mickperrin.com


Loyiso Gola's Latest Tweet

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10:35pm | 20 November