SOUTH AFRICAN COMEDIAN LOYISO GOLA,
ONE OF NETFLIX’ ORIGINAL “COMEDIANS OF THE WORLD,”
ANNOUNCES AN OFF-BROADWAY RUN OF HIS SHOW
LOYISO GOLA: UNLEARNING
APRIL 10 – 21 AT SOHO PLAYHOUSE
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Loyiso’s Netflix Special, Loyiso Gola: The African African, Is Streaming Now
Following The Off-Broadway Run, Loyiso Will Perform At The Moontower Comedy Festival In Austin April 24 - 27
“Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain.” – The Scotsman
“He is a genuine thinker…and the reluctant voice of a cynical generation.”
– Men’s Health
Two-time Emmy nominated South African comedian, Loyiso Gola, announces the off-Broadway run of his show, Loyiso Gola: Unlearning, running April 10 – 21 at SoHo Playhouse in New York City. Following the off-Broadway run, Loyiso will perform at The Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin, TX, April 24 - 27. The off-Broadway run is produced by WestBeth Entertainment and Mick Perrin Worldwide. For show days, times and to purchase tickets click here.
Having grown up in South Africa, Loyiso is questioning everything he knows about politics, history, race and more. “Unlearning goes through my personal journey of trying to learn new things and in turn having to unlearn a lot,” says Loyiso. “Turns out unlearning is way more difficult.”
Loyiso Gola is one of South Africa’s most loved comedians who tours the world from Australia to Europe and the UK to the USA.
On January 1, 2019, Loyiso premiered his Netflix special, Loyiso Gola: The African African, which was recorded in July at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. In 2016, Loyiso premiered his first stand-up special, Loyiso Gola: Live in New York, which was recorded in Brooklyn and released as Vimeo’s first original stand-up special.
He created and hosted the satirical news show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, which ran from 2010 - 2014 and was nominated for two International Emmys for Best Comedy Series. He’s been seen on the UK TV shows, Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week, is the African correspondent for Charlie Pickering’s The Weekly on the ABC in Australia and CNN featured Loyiso on their profile series, African Voices.
Mick Perrin Worldwide promote comedy in over 50 different countries around the world in the Arena and Theatre touring market.
Over the last 15 years MPW have produced major UK and international tours for numerous top acts, as well as attracting artists wishing to tour internationally from outside the MPW ‘traditional stable’. In 2003 Mick Perrin was the first promoter to tour live stand-up comedy in UK Arenas with Eddie Izzard’s SEXIE tour.
MPW have a large presence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a varied roster of emerging international and UK talent. MPW have been instrumental in growing artist’s audiences from touring Arts Centers to top venues in the UK and abroad, by building on opportunities arising from other media such as TV, Radio, and YouTube.
Due to their unique network of contacts, in addition to UK touring, MPW have been able to access and develop large and potential markets in previously unexplored territories.
As well as identifying and exploiting markets across Europe, MPW were the first UK Comedy Promoters to tour comedians in Russia and the first to stage a commercial standup comedy show in Mainland China under license from the Chinese government. Further afield, MPW work across the Far East, South Africa and are progressing touring markets in South America. MPW take pride in including international dates alongside UK touring itineraries, bringing comedy to a wide, appreciative and lucrative international market.