Loyiso Madinga on Restart

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Loyiso Madinga is not only the South Africa Correspondent for the Daily Show with Trevor Noah but, at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal 2018, he recorded his Netflix half hour stand up comedy special. And it all started from humble beginnings. He may have grown up in a South African village but he has quickly risen to being a certified international comic. Having started in 2012 when he spent a week at the Teatro and shared the stage with international acts like Tom Segura, Loyiso’s career was on the fast track. Since then, he travelled the country on Trevor Noah’s Nationwild tour and represented SA at the Montreux Comedy Festival (Switzerland) and Busan Comedy Festival (Korea) and taped his performance at a live LOL recording (produced by Kevin Hart) at the Montreal Comedy Festival (2017). He was also the host of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2018 Goalkeepers awards in New York. His debut one man show, Born Free-ish, was a four night, sold out success, the recording of which was licensed to Mnet. And he’s as comfortable on screen as he is on stage. Loyiso has written and performed on the two-time Emmy finalist satire show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola and also written and performed on the hit sketch show, Bantu Hour. All of this in just six years and he’s just starting. From a small village in the Eastern Cape to world stages, Loyiso is proving to be a tall on the inside.

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“Restarting is essential. It’s a way to digest experiences, reflect and cultivate self-awareness, and remind ourselves that life is to be enjoyed.”