Describing what he does as “stand up comedy with a guitar”, Deep Fried Man made the transition to professional comedy after being declared joint winner of the 2010 Comedy Showdown hosted by Joe Parker, as a result of which he got to perform in the 2010 UN Comedy Show alongside top local and international comedians. He was voted Best Newcomer at the first Annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards held in January 2011.
He has performed in various comedy shows including the Heavyweight Comedy Jam, the Tshwane Comedy Fiesta, UJ Rag’s One Night Stand, Loads of Laughs, 46664’s It’s No Joke, Jew Must Be Joking and Blacks Only. He was the supporting act for Trevor Noah’s one-man show Scratch That at The Fringe in 2010, and has performed in his own one-man shows Deeply Fried in 2011, and the more satirical White Whine in 2012. His debut one-man show Deeply Fried won a Standard Bank Ovation Award at the 2011 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.
He has appeared in various television shows including Mzansi Magic’s Laugh Out Loud and Opening Guys, M-Net’s Tonight With Trevor Noah, SABC 2’s Morning Live, SABC 3’s Last Say on Sunday and eNCA’s weekly satirical news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. In 2012 he played a cameo role in the South African comedy drama film Material and was named one of Mail & Guardian‘s 200 Young South Africans, in the Arts & Culture category.
We’re pleased as punch to have Deep Fried Man join us on the funniest night of the year – ICON 2019’s Geek Comedy Night!