South African Comedian
Loyiso is a very high profile South African stand up, with 12 seasons of his two-time International Emmy nominated satirical news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola under his belt, and is the African correspondent for Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly on the ABC in Australia. CNN have just featured Loyiso on their profile series, African Voices.
In November 2015 Loyiso completed a run of his show Tall Tales at the Soho Theatre, contributed to This Week’s World on BBC2 in Spring 2016, stormed Mock the Week (BBC2) before bringing his show Dude, Where’s My Lion? to Edinburgh last August. Loyiso rounded off an action packed 2016 with his debut US stand up special Loyiso Gola Live in New York, which was recorded in Brooklyn, and released by Vimeo Originals in November 2016 and launched at the prestigious New York Comedy Festival. Last Spring, Loyiso headed down under to Sydney and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, receiving rave reviews, and performed on theMelbourne International Comedy Gala in aid of Oxfam and Comedy Up Late on ABC followed by the Perth Comedy Festival. Loyiso returned to the UK from Montreal, where he took part in the Sugar Sammy International Galas and LOL Live as part of Kevin Hart’s SVOD platform the Laugh Out Loud Network. He performed his brand new show, Unlearning, at the Edinburgh Fringe last Summer, which was critically acclaimed, including 4* in the Scotsman. Loyiso has just completed a national tour in his native South Africa, and can soon be seen in upcoming feature film Catching Feelings, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and featured in the Urban World Festival in New York City, as well as 50 Central on BET.