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Warren Robertson is an award winning comedian based in Johannesburg.

Described by Participate’s Bruce Dennil as, “a comedian less likely to bother catering for the lowest common denominator than most” he has performed everywhere from Oppikoppi to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival establishing himself as a witty, funny, and highly original comedian around the country.

About Warren

His likes include original South African comedy, pictures of babies dressed as flowers and speaking about himself in the third person.

Warren Robertson’s biggest talent, across any medium, is making people laugh. This international competition winning comedian has presented radio shows, hosted podcasts and written columns for a variety of magazines and newspapers, as well as brought roof raising hilarity to stages around the country.

He first stepped on a comedy stage in 2006 at the now legendary Melville Underground and was soon headlining it. He spent 2008/2009 in the UK where he won numerous comedy competitions and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The following year he returned to South Africa and was almost immediately nominated at the Comics Choice Awards as the breakthrough comedian of the year for 2011. Since then he has cemented his reputation with fans from a wide-variety of backgrounds, as a smart, playful and fiercely original comedian at clubs, theatres, festivals and corporate events.

His first one man show “Spamily” in 2012, was lauded at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown receiving sell out crowds, and great reviews. His second show, 2015’s “The Great Explorer”, was his first all clean, family-friendly show, and was hailed as being “A smart, engrossing comedy that educates even as it makes you laugh”.

2015 saw him make his television debuts, firstly on comedy panel show “Point of Order”, produced by ZA News, and then, playing Swede Anders Ahlstrom on Mzanzi Magic’s “The Mayor”.

His appearance on Comedy Central in 2013 alongside SA comedy veteran Al Prodgers, saw the latter refer to him as, “The most pyrotechnic mind in South African comedy”, which Warren freely admits made him feel all warm and fuzzy inside. He can be found on Twitter at @WarrenRcomedian, on Instagram at @SA_Warren and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/indiecomedy.

 

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Testimonials

My mom told me to never boast, so this long page of recommendations from fellow comedians, the media and corporate clients is probably going to come as something of a shock. Sorry mom.

“Probably the smartest, funniest young comedian in the country today” – Mel Miller

“The most pyrotechnic mind in South African comedy” – Al Prodgers

“Stomach Achingly Funny” – Cue, 2012

“Highly original, thinking comedy that is packed with hilarious punchlines”– The PE Herald, 2012

“Keeps getting funnier” – Sunday Independent, 2012

“Now here is a funny man!” – Mahala.co.za, 2013

“Warren Robertson was a complete contrast, with a far faster delivery. His jokes were intelligent, sometimes weird and was constantly pacing, and twisting his observations further into more hilarious off the wall territory” – Daily Maverick, 2014

“We have been working with Warren Robertson over the past year at a series of events and wouldn’t use anyone else. He is professional, funny and always delivers exactly what he promises. Our feedback has always been excellent and we highly recommend him to anyone considering a comedian for any of their company functions” – Greg Waspe, General Manager, Premier Hotels.

“Thank you so much for Friday Warren…We’ve never had a comedian who actually wrote new material for us based on the event theme before. The feedback we have received has all been very positive.” – Alex, ABI

“Warren went above and beyond for us. When technology let us down, things could’ve gone very badly, but Warren somehow actually turned it to his advantage and saved quite a few blushes,” – Samantha Burger, Founder, Kitty & Puppy Haven

“The day went off without a hitch, the laughter was as loud as the applause and the launch was a huge success that was talked about for months afterwards. I would consider Warren for any corporate event. He manages to make it work when the going gets tough and that is a rare talent.” – Lesley Cooke, HR, MSI (Momentum).

“Totally professional, and very funny. We hadn’t heard of him the first time we used him, but now that we have, we would happily, highly recommend him to anyone.” – Jenny Kreissel, DSM

“Warren Robertson has received glowing reports from corporate clients and audiences. He goes above and beyond all expectations, bringing hysterical laughter to events around the country” – Corporatecomedians.co.za