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 started performing stand up in 2006 at the now legendary Comedy Underground in Melville, 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.

In 2010 he returned to SA and was immediately nominated as Breakthrough Comedian of the year in 2011 at the Comic’s Choice Awards.

More recently he was voted The Best Comedian in Johannesburg by readers on the website oflocal.co.za in 2016 and 2017, and in the same year was made the head writer for the Comic’s Choice Awards delivering a show that critics called, “The funniest Awards show yet – News 24”. He was once again head writer in 2017.

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”. He has followed this up with appearances on SABC 2’s Bantu Hour, and the Comedy Central Roast Battle. In 2021 Warren was selected to be the narrator for the local South African version of the international smash hit reality TV show, Love Island.

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”. His third show, “D(e)ad inside” sold out its runs in South Africa and London, UK, earning rave critical reviews in both countries along the way.

Warren’s two seasons of “The Award Winning Podcast”, were deemed by IOL to be, “SA’s Funniest Podcast”, and are still available on iTunes.

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/WarrenComedian.




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

2021 Reviews for D(e)ad Inside:

Citizen: A show entirely devoid of cliche, the honesty and clear wit of the comic makes it a thoroughly enjoyable hour even if you haven’t experienced the things he is speaking about. Highly recommended.

pARTicipate: These and other stand-up comedy clichés are discarded in favour of trenchant introspection that is then mixed with Robertson’s trademark mix of intelligence and rage.

“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