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Loyiso Madinga is one of South Africa’s fastest rising stand-up comedians having firmly secured himself as an international act. But for his home audience, he now brings his new stand-up comedy special, Problem Child to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.
After a phenomenal 2018 that launched with Loyiso being announced as the South Africa Correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he then went on to host the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations’ Goalkeepers Awards ceremony in New York and recorded his debut half-hour stand-up special for Netflix, Long Way From My Village.
Loyiso has been further crafting his particular stand-up style – wit, characterisation and the ability to stretch an insight into the ridiculous. Throw some singing in there too. In Problem Child all these skills are combined to tell purely South African stories and ideas of the world from a rural boy.
Problem Child is not only about a private school ‘miseducation’, but it’s also a comedy show where, as Loyiso’s high school teachers would often say…. “hopefully you’ll come out having learned something”.
Bookings for Problem Child are now open at Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com) or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883 8606. Enquire about group discounts for corporate and team building event and special interest groups.