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Riaad Moosa


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Western Cape

Doctor Riaad Moosa is an award-winning comedian, presenter, writer, and actor who also happens to be a doctor!

Riaad is planning two comedy specials for late 2018 and early 2019. The comedy special of his latest comedy tour, 'Life Begins,' will end 2018 on a high note. 'Why Do You Talk the Way You Do?' by Riaad will be released on Netflix in early 2019. Riaad is now developing "The Best Medicine," the world's first amusing medical educational show, in which he uses humour to impart critical and useful health promotional information.

Riaad is a medical doctor, but he is better known as a standup comedian and actor. He played Ahmed Kathrada in Anant Singh's Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.' Riaad first developed his comedic and dramatic acting skills as the lead in the globally acclaimed film 'Material' (which he also co-wrote), which continues to inspire audiences all over South Africa and Film festival audiences all over the world. In 2013, Riaad Moosa earned a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Actor for his part in 'Material,' which also won SAFTAs for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor. 'Material 2' is currently in the works.

Previous one-man shows by Riaad Moosa, such as 'Strictly Halaal,' 'For The Baracka,' and 'Doctor's Orders,' were instant blockbusters, both live and on DVD. Riaad has appeared in a number of TV and film productions, including "Laugh Out Loud" (South Africa's largest standup comedy show in television history). Riaad was also a writer and performer for SABC 1's "Pure Monate Show," which became a cult favourite among South Africa's young. He has appeared in the Anant Singh/John Vlismas-produced comedy-comedy feature film 'Outrageous' (2009). Riaad was a regular host of "The Second Opinion - with Dr Riaad Moosa" on the E news channel's satirical news show "Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola." Riaad received the "Comics Choice Award" in March 2011 at the "1st Annual South African Comic's Choice Awards."

Moosa, one of the country's most renowned and acclaimed comedians with a distinct style, is known as "the Comedy Doctor," and he certainly appears to have the cure for the country's ills right now: a healthy dose of laughter, straight uphold the aspirin.

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