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Carvin Goldstone


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Carvin H Goldstone is a household name in South African comedy. His achievements include receiving Comics Choice Comedian of the Year (2018), which is considered the "Oscars" of South African comedy. Trevor Noah and Loyiso Gola are two previous champions. He was also designated one of South Africa's leading A-Listers by The Sunday Times (Craig Jacob, Sunday Times, January 2019). Carvin is also a multi-award winning broadcast journalist, having received four Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards, South Africa's top journalistic distinction.

Carvin has performed throughout the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Southern Africa, including Swaziland and Zimbabwe. This includes getting invited to play at The Magners International Comedy Festival, Asia's largest comedy festival, and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the world's third largest comedy festival! These tours occurred in 2018. Carvin has four sold-out comedy gigs and three recorded specials under his credit in his more than a decade-long stand-up comedy career. He is a regular headliner at South African comedy clubs, notably the Cape Town Comedy Club, which was named one of the top 10 clubs in the world.

Carvin's comedy delves into a number of international and sociopolitical themes while remaining a clean, no-swearing affair. With opinions on South African and global politics, race, and political incorrectness, his acts join the political comedy sphere. His humour has garnered him fans all around the world.

Carvin has also been nominated for the Nandos Best Friend of Comedy 2017 award for his contributions to the growth of comedy in Africa. He is the creator of the The Next Generation Comedy performance series, which began as a small-scale Durban attempt to discover local talent. It has since grown and gone global, drawing The Cape Town Comedy Club and Goliath Comedy Club in Johannesburg, both of which now host regular Next Generation Comedy shows. The Next Comedy Generation series has been ongoing for two years and has assisted in the development of over 30 new comedians in KwaZulu-Natal alone.

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