Warren Robertson started performing stand up in 2006 at the now legendary Comedy Underground in Melville, and was soon headlining it. Described by Participate’s Bruce Dennil as, “a comedian less likely to bother catering for the lowest common denominator than most” he has performed everywhere from Oppikoppi to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival establishing himself as a witty, funny, and highly original comedian around the country.
He spent 2008/2009 in the UK where he won numerous comedy competitions and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2010 he returned to SA and was immediately nominated as Breakthrough Comedian of the year in 2011 at the Comic’s Choice Awards.
More recently he was voted The Best Comedian in Johannesburg by readers on the website oflocal.co.za in 2016, and in the same year was made the head writer for the Comic’s Choice Awards delivering a show that critics called, “The funniest Awards show yet – News 24”. He was once again head writer in 2017.
Warren also received much acclaim for his live chat show, and stand up experience, “The Award Winning Podcast”, which IOL deemed, “SA’s Funniest Podcast”. 2018 also saw Warren embark on a National tour for his third one man show called, “Dad Inside”.
His appearance on Comedy Central in 2013 alongside SA comedy veteran Al Prodgers, saw the latter refer to him as, “The most pyrotechnic mind in South African comedy”, which Warren freely admits made him feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We’re honoured to have Warren as part of ICON 2018, and his skills will be on full display at our Saturday Night Geek Comedy event!