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CURRENT SHOWS

The full show is now available for free on YouTube by popular demand! Don't miss out on your chance to watch it. Click the link below to enjoy unlimited access and watch it whenever you want.
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ONE MAN DEBUT SHOW

BEGINNING AGAIN

BIO

SUHAYL ESSA
MEET THE DOC

Suhayl Essa is a qualified medical doctor with a funny bone. He began stand up comedy 6 years ago performing across South Africa whilst making time to save lives in his spare time.

Featuring on multiple Comedy Central shows including Guy Code(MTV) as well as Kagiso Lediga’s Late Night sketch show with Hugh Masakela: “The Bantu Hour” caught the eyes of many in the industry. Suhayl opened for two time Emmy nominated, London-based and Netflix’s first African comedian Loyiso Gola at the Grahamstown Arts Festival 2017.

In September 2017; Gola invited Suhayl to travel to London to dazzle audiences at various clubs which included the world renowned Backyard Comedy Club as well as Up the Creek Comedy Club which proved to be a highlight of his career.

This caught the attention of comedy legend David Kau who invited him to join his select crew of South Africa’s finest comedians on the Blacks Only nationwide tour in 2019. Notorious radio DJ, DJ Fresh, was in attendance and requested his performance at the Oh Ship festival later that year.

After a run of successful, sold-out, nationwide shows in 2021 through some of the less travelled towns in South Africa including; Zeerust, Mafikeng, Polokwane, Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg and ending off in Capetown, the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival 2022 had no choice but to feature him alongside the continents’ best.

As a newcomer, he finds that comedy is a creative outlet to express himself, his accents are sublime, witty observations are unmatched and speaking in third person is acceptable when writing a biography about oneself. He firmly believes that laughter is mostly the best medicine.

His new show Beginning Again addresses his new life in 2020 after having decided to take a leap of faith into being a full time stand-up comedian and leaving his medical career only to be struck by a global pandemic. Amidst the mayhem of going back to assist his fellow frontline workers; he decided to get married. With all these changes you can imagine the comedic gems that arose from it.

BIO

SUHAYL ESSA
MEET THE DOC

Suhayl Essa is a qualified medical doctor with a funny bone. He began stand up comedy 6 years ago performing across South Africa whilst making time to save lives in his spare time.

Featuring on multiple Comedy Central shows including Guy Code(MTV) as well as Kagiso Lediga’s Late Night sketch show with Hugh Masakela: “The Bantu Hour” caught the eyes of many in the industry. Suhayl opened for two time Emmy nominated, London-based and Netflix’s first African comedian Loyiso Gola at the Grahamstown Arts Festival 2017.

In September 2017; Gola invited Suhayl to travel to London to dazzle audiences at various clubs which included the world renowned Backyard Comedy Club as well as Up the Creek Comedy Club which proved to be a highlight of his career.

This caught the attention of comedy legend David Kau who invited him to join his select crew of South Africa’s finest comedians on the Blacks Only nationwide tour in 2019. Notorious radio DJ, DJ Fresh, was in attendance and requested his performance at the Oh Ship festival later that year.

After a run of successful, sold-out, nationwide shows in 2021 through some of the less travelled towns in South Africa including; Zeerust, Mafikeng, Polokwane, Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg and ending off in Capetown, the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival 2022 had no choice but to feature him alongside the continents’ best.

As a newcomer, he finds that comedy is a creative outlet to express himself, his accents are sublime, witty observations are unmatched and speaking in third person is acceptable when writing a biography about oneself. He firmly believes that laughter is mostly the best medicine.

His new show Beginning Again addresses his new life in 2020 after having decided to take a leap of faith into being a full time stand-up comedian and leaving his medical career only to be struck by a global pandemic. Amidst the mayhem of going back to assist his fellow frontline workers; he decided to get married. With all these changes you can imagine the comedic gems that arose from it.

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