Loyiso GOLA


Photo: Gulshan Khan

Stand Up Comedian

Cape Town ➔ Johannesburg


As one of South Africa’s biggest comedians — with a fast-growing international profile, too — Loyiso Gola is constantly on the move. He’s taken his craft from small shows in Cape Town to the biggest stages of London, Montréal and Melbourne.

His deadbeat and canny observations about life, travel and, of course, South Africa, have won him acclaim, including millions of views online, being part of Live at The Apollo, and his own comedy special, Unlearning, on Netflix. When he’s not touring abroad, Loyiso still plays some of South Africa’s biggest venues, and at home in Johannesburg, there are some places he always makes time for.