Loyiso Madinga: Funniest newbie in town

2014-09-08 18:45

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If comedians are to be trusted (ha! ha!), this year’s brightest new stand-up is a young man called Loyiso Madinga.

He was selected by his peers to receive the newcomer of the year nod at the annual Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards a few weeks ago.

Madinga’s slightly cynical, perceptive brand of humour has earned him a fan base that’s growing like wildfire after he was chosen to open for star comedian Trevor Noah on his current NationWILD tour.

#Trending tested LoyMad’s funny in a dozen e-mail questions.

Describe yourself in three words.

Annoyingly always right.

Describe the kind of comedian you are.

There’s only one kind of comedian and that’s a funny one. Nobody cares about the other kinds.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a comedian?

I would be a really inappropriate pallbearer. Nobody wants to hear a ‘good one’ near well-dressed bodies.

So what song do you want played at your funeral, and why?

Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy. Read the lyrics. It’s an amazing monologue.

If you could take three things to a dessert (sic) island, what would they be and why?

On a dessert island one would probably need a dessert spoon if it’s made of jelly, or a tiny cake knife if it’s pastry.

Most embarrassing moment? (Mine was spelling desert wrong.)

Every time I overcommit to a greeting and realise I have no idea who the hell this person is.

The perfect date?

September 1. It carries the hopes of warmth, but there’s still time to get into that summer body.

Favourite one-liner?

Dogs are forever in the push-up position?–?late US comedian Mitch Hedberg.

Worst nightmare?

As opposed to my favourite nightmare?

If you knew today was your last day on Earth, how would you spend it?

Praying to every god, just in case.

Best piece of advice you’ve ever got?

Abs in three weeks. Click here now.

Favourite movie quote?

‘No thanks, Turkish. I’m sweet enough.’ From Snatch.

»?Check out more of LoyMad’s irreverent musings on YouTube, or follow @Loymad

»?To catch Trevor Noah’s NationWILD tour, check out the full schedule at trevornoah.com

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