Profile: Kurt Schoonraad


Hailing from Mitchells Plain, Schoonraad is one of Cape Town’s favourite comedians, popular with all ages for his down to earth humour and clean acts that focus on the diversity of cultures within our rainbow nation.

Best known for his Elvis-throwback hair and big googly eyes he was first discovered, as part of a dare, at the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival in 1999. He is now a favourite regular in many popular venues including the Baxter Theatre and On Broadway and can also be seen at local festivals such as the South African Arts Festival, Cape Town International Comedy Festival and the East Coast Radio Ha Ha Comedy Showcase.

Among his accolades Kurt has also appeared on the SABC TV show Going Nowhere Slowly, featured on Pieter Dirk Uys’s Evita Live & Dangerous and on Barry Hilton’s Funny you should Say That and been interviewed on The Phat Joe Show. His most popular one man shows have been HomeGroan and Spiders & Mayonnaise but much of his time recently has been taken up with his new venture, the Jou Ma se Comedy Club – a laid back weekly comedy event at the River Club in Observatory.

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