Schalk is one of the most exciting voices in South African comedy, bringing his unique contemporary Afrikaans perspective to the global comedy stage. With a host of accolades include winner of the Savanna Newcomer Award at the Comics Choice Awards 2013, nominee for Breakthrough Act at the Comics Choice Awards 2014 and winner of the Intermediate Award at the Comics Choice Awards 2015. Schalk also has a number of high profile live appearances to his name, opening for Trevor Noah in 2015, 2017 and 2023, and recording his own stand up special for Comedy Central.
In 2022 Schalk recorded a second stand up special for Netflix as part of Only Jokes Allowed. As well as being a top stand up performer he can be seen playing the lead role in ‘Kanarie’ a major feature length film.
As a live performer, Schalk has grown his international career, selling out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dubai, Amsterdam and across Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals. Schalk has also performed at the Sydney Gala Comedy Festival at the Sydney Opera House and Trending Comics Gala at Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland and Dubai.
“Fast-rising talent” Guardian
“Definitely one to watch” Evening Standard
“His joke-telling is superb… pure and simple stand-up, expertly performed” Chortle