Riaad is no ordinary medical doctor. He is also a silver medallion graduate of the College of Magic in Cape Town. He started his career as a comedy magician and then built on his stand-up routine. After only two months of doing stand- up Riaad walked away with the 1999 One City Many Comics Talent Competition award. In 2002 he was part of the largest stand-up show in the history of South African television, Laugh Out Loud, in which he joined nine of South Africa's top comics to raise half a million rand for the Reach For a Dream Foundation. In 2003 Riaad performed at the Edinburgh fes- tival and in 2004 was a writer for SABC's Pure Monati show. He also featured in the South African film Crazy Monkey and has been touring with his one-man show Strictly Halaal. Yes, after all this he remains a doctor.
Lunch spot: Bibi's Kitchen, Wynberg, Cape Town