Comedy in Cape Town: Loyiso Gola Live is a Witty Recap of 2023 Highlights

Loyiso Gola

Comedian Loyiso Gola is hosting a series of stand-up comedy nights in Cape Town running from 15 December 2023 to 15 January 2024 to kick off the festive season with a giggle. The comedian is known for his no-holds-barred comedic style, infectious charm, and wit, and is set to grace the Mother City with a series of unfiltered performances this season. 

Loyiso Gola

What is Loyiso Gola Live comedy show about?

This live comedy show in Cape Town is a comedic journey through South Africa’s rollercoaster of events that took place in 2023. From the dramatic Thabo Bester escape saga to the ongoing disruption of load-shedding and the glorious triumph of the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup, Loyiso delves into it all with his signature sharp wit. 

The comedian also turned 40 this year, which has provided him with a treasure trove of stories to share.

As a seasoned performer who performed at multiple international shows, Loyiso Gola still holds Cape Town closest to his comedic heart. ‘There is no place in the world that connects with me like this city,’ says Loyiso.

Get ready for an evening bursting with more laughter than a Simons Town penguin colony and humour sharper than the corners of parliament—because when Loyiso unravels the year, no topic is off-limits, and no joke is spared!

Loyiso Gola

Who is Loyiso Gola?

Loyiso etched his name in history in 2021 with the groundbreaking Netflix standup Special, ‘Loyiso Gola: Unlearning,’ recorded at the iconic Zeitz Museum in Cape Town. This offering delivered riffs about race, identity, politics and a school prank that went embarrassingly wrong and connected with a global audience.

Born and raised in Cape Town, he is one of South Africa’s most gifted and popular comedians. Loyiso explored the comedy scene through a drama teacher who introduced him to the Cape Comedy Collective where he continued to flourish. He went on to win the Sprite Soul Comedy Tour and relocated to Johannesburg where he quickly raked in TV appearances and sketch shows.

In 2006 he debuted his first one-man show I’m Frank followed by a South African Comedy Award for Best Breakthrough Comedy Act with Loyiso Gola For President and toured regularly in South Africa and abroad. Loyiso also created and hosted the satirical TV series Late Nite News in 2010, which ran until 2015 and received two of the much acclaimed Emmy nominations.

Cost: R275pp, book via Quicket

When: From 15 December 2023 to 15 January 2024. Tuesday to Sunday, from 8pm to 9:30pm
Where: Homecoming Centre, 15 M59, District Six, Cape Town

Instagram: @loyisogola
Facebook: @loyisogolacomedian

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