Prepare your belly for laughs

2017-12-07 06:01
Riaad Moosa will be returning to the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the last performance of his show, Life Begins, on Saturday 16 December.

Riaad Moosa will be returning to the Cape Town International Convention Centre for the last performance of his show, Life Begins, on Saturday 16 December.

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They say life begins at 40…

Does life really begin at 40? Riaad Moosa tries to figure this out with his hilarious one-man show, Life Begins - a snapshot into his life as a 40-year-old, a father of three kids, husband, comedian, actor and with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in.

Following sold-out shows across the country, Riaad Moosa returns by popular demand for the last Cape Town performance of Life Begins at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on the 16th December, 2017.

“Even though I am now 40, in many ways, I feel like I’m still crawling and I’m looking back at my journey from being an aspirational doctor, coming from a relatively conservative Muslim background, where both my parents were doctors, and how I actually journeyed to becoming a stand-up comedian,” says Riaad.

As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad Moosa is one of South Africa’s most popular and acclaimed funny men and he happens to be a qualified medical doctor too. Known as the “Comedy Doctor”, he certainly seems to have the remedy for the nation’s ills – a healthy dose of laughter, straight up – and hold the aspirin! The Life Begins tour will also see Riaad performing in Newcastle, Durban and Empangeni.

“The show is very philosophical and existential. It involves the normal issues of getting older while at the same time experiencing, at a maturity where I’m supposed to be wise, a world that is completely turned on its head – with Trump, with Brexit; In South Africa, the ‘State Capture’, ‘Fees Must Fall’, ‘DOOM’. And it’s about how I negotiate all these things happening around me while trying to maintain a positive attitude. Through my comedic lens, I hope to put a different spin on that and hopefully my next 40 years will be lived with renewed vigour and excitement,” Moosa adds.

“…he transforms a comedy act, something that can sometimes feel like an aloof experience, into an intimate evening.” – Bsharp Entertainment

“As a person about to hit the Big Four Oh, he’s not quite sure where to go with all these noises in his head, but he’s still able to turn them into a laughfest for the rest of us.” – Weekend Special

The show is rated PG for language and takes place at Auditorium 1 at the Cape Town ICC. Doors open at 19h30 and show starts at 20h30.

Tickets from R150 and are available at Computicket online and various outlet stores (

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Follow Riaad Moosa on Twitter (@RiaadMoosa) and Facebook (Riaad Moosa).


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