Vittorio Leonardi

Comedian, Geek, And Purveyor of Urbane Myths

Vittorio Leonardi

Comedian, Geek, And Purveyor of Urbane Myths
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Biography

Born in Warrenton in the Northern Cape, South Africa and raised in Welkom in the Free State, Vittorio started his flights of fancy very early. A passion for Star Wars and a desire to be Luke Skywalker took him to study Drama at Pretoria Technikon, which naturally led him to
becoming a full time stand-up comedian… Because you need something solid to fall back on.

Since 1999, Vittorio has tried to show audiences a new way to see the world – slightly skewed, quirky & governed by cartoon law.  In 2009 he began making thoughts into reality as the head writer on Last Say on Sunday – a political satire show ahead of its time but one step behind the censors. However, once TV-Land had him, they wouldn’t let him go as he has continued in this vein, writing for SABC 1’s local celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza since 2010; for children’s television on Let’s Get Quizzical and on sitcoms such as Thandeka’s Diary, Ses’Top La and Abo Mzala.

On the big screen, you can see him in award-winning sci-fi film District 9 as well as Death in the 48-Hour Film Project 2014 short Death’s (Man)date. A full-time geek; when he’s not gaming, he co-hosts the GeekXP podcast Release the Geek and his own podcast Urbane Myths.

At #ICON2019, Vittorio will be again be taking to the stage to host an array of panels and will once again be MC’ing the ever popular Saturday Night Geek Comedy event!

All session by Vittorio Leonardi

Urbane Myths: Live!

10:00 - 11:00
Main Panel Area

Weaving Tales With Yarns of Ink

14:00 - 15:00
Workshop Panel Area

Sera Blue – Worldbuilding: Magic Systems

15:00 - 16:00
Workshop Panel Area

Fan Session: The Riftwar Saga Series

12:00 - 13:00
Main Panel Area