David Kau


Oddball comedian David has proven himself on just about every major, local comedy platform.

His biography reads like a rollercoaster ride. He grew up Catholic, in conservative Kroonstad, under the watchful eye of his prison warder mother. He had an absent father and a grandmother who wanted him to be a priest. His career path has been chequered – he had ambitions to become a doctor (in standard two), a civil engineer and an electrician. However, he landed up studying acting in Cape Town.

David, who calls himself the world’s first and only 100% BEEC (black economic empowerment comedian), is co-producer of the annual comedy showcase Blacks Only. He has previously performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival.

Lunch Spot: Bra Joe's Chesa Nyama; Khambula's Corner, Alexandra