Riaad Moosa

Location: Based in Cape Town


Riaad Moosa is one of South Africa's most popular and acclaimed comedians with a style of his own and a coveted Comics Choice Award (2011) to his name.  Riaad, also a practicing medical doctor, is known as “the Comedy Doctor”, who certainly seems to have the remedy for the nation’s ills: a healthy dose of laughter, "straight up – hold the aspirin". 

This busy stand-up comic's schedule is packed with a combination of one-man show runs (usually sold out) which have included “Strictly Halaal” and “Riaad Moosa For The Baracka”, collaborations and productions like the hit variety comedy show “3 Wise Men” (in which he starred with Marc Lottering and Nik Rabinowitz), corporate events and media engagements.

Riaad is a 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”, and has appeared in various TV and film productions, such as “Laugh Out Loud” (SA’s largest stand-up comedy show); he was also a writer and performer for SABC 1’s “Pure Monate Show”, which achieved cult status amongst South Africa’s urban youth; and he starred in one of 2005’s highest grossing movies “Crazy Monkey – Straight Outta Benoni”.  

His standout stand-up comedy skills were recently included in the DVD for the successful “Blacks Only” comedy shows, along with other local comedians; and he also featured in the Anant Singh/John Vlismas produced comedy-collective feature film “Outrageous”, which played at cinemas nationwide in 2009, and was released on DVD.

Riaad was one of the headline acts along with SA’s other top comedians (including Trevor Noah, David Kau, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake and Marc Lottering) supporting international superstar Eddie Izzard for the 46664 “It’s No Joke” concert in 2010. 


  • Comedy Routine

Noteworthy bookings with Five Seasons

  • Nissan DAC Awards 2014, Shimmy Beach Club
  • National Sales Conference 2014 for AstraZeneca, East City Studios, Cape Town
  • Honey Fashion - Recoignition Dinner, Emperors Palace
  • Lilly Pharmaceuticals Company Meeting Dinner, Helderfontein Estate
  • Corporate Conferences, Mela Events, Sun City
  • Nedbank Corporate Awards, Spier Estate
  • Sanlam Blue Notes Dinner, Marimba Restaurant, CTICC
  • KFM Staff Party, Ratanga Junction
  • PPECB Employee Recognition Awards Dinner, Hotel le Vendome, Cape Town
  • Woolworths Foods Supplier Conference, Arabella Hotel, Kleinmond
  • EOH Mthombo Year-end function, Gallagher Estate, Midrand
  • Vital Health Foods Gala Dinner, Spier Estate
  • SANLAM Group Senior Management Conference, Westin Grand, Cape Town
  • Sanlam Investments Retail Summit 2011, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth

Client Feedback

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding performance at our client’s gala dinner last week.  Your professionalism and incredible talent was greatly appreciated. You were a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to being entertained by you again!
Mish, Natasha and Fezile, Event Organisation


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