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Entertainment : Riaad Moosa

Entertainment : Riaad Moosa

Doctor Riaad Moosa is an award-winning comedian, presenter, writer and actor; and happens to be a qualified medical doctor as well!

Riaad is poised to release 2 comedy specials in late 2018 and early 2019. Closing off 2018 with a bang, is the comedy special of his latest comedy tour ‘Life Begins.’ Riaad’s first Netflix special ‘Why do you talk the Way You Do?’ will be released in early 2019. Currently, Riaad is also producing the world’s first funny medical educational show ‘The Best Medicine”, in which he utilises humour to communicate important and practical health promotional information.

Although Riaad is a medical doctor, he his more widely known as a standup comedian and actor. He starred as Ahmed Kathrada in Anant Singh’s epic Oscar and Golden Globe nominated movie ‘Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom.’ Riaad originally flexed his comedic and dramatic acting muscles when he played the lead in the internationally acclaimed movie ‘Material’ (also co-written by Riaad), which continues to inspire audiences all over South Africa and Film festival audiences all over the world. Riaad Moosa won the SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) for Best Actor for his role in ‘Material’, which also received SAFTA’s for Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor in 2013. ‘Material 2’ is currently in development.

Riaad Moosa’s previous one-man shows ‘Strictly Halaal’, ‘For The Baracka’ and ‘Doctor’s Orders’ were instant hits, both live and on DVD. Riaad has appeared in various TV and film productions, such as “Laugh Out Loud” (SA’s largest standup comedy show in TV history). Riaad was also a writer and performer for SABC 1’s “Pure Monate Show” – which achieved cult status amongst South Africa’s youth. He also featured in the Anant Singh/John Vlismas produced comedy-collective feature film ‘Outrageous’ (2009). Riaad was the regular presenter of a segment entitled “The Second Opinion – with Dr Riaad Moosa” on the E news channel’s satirical news programme “Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.” In March 2011, Riaad was awarded the “Comics Choice Award” at the “1st Annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards.”

Moosa, one of the country’s most popular and acclaimed funnymen with a style all his own, is known as “the Comedy Doctor”, and he certainly seems to have the remedy for the nation’s ills at the moment: a healthy dose of laughter, straight up – hold the aspirin.

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