Just what the doctor prescribed

Riaad Moosa invites the audience along to his brand new one-man show, ‘Life begins’, to join in figuring out whether life really does begin at 40. The show takes place on Saturday, March 4 at The Ridge Casino.

“Even though I am turning 40 this year, in many ways, I feel like I’m still crawling and I’m looking back at my journey from being an aspirational doctor, coming from a relatively conservative Muslim background, where both my parents were doctors, and how I actually journeyed to becoming a stand-up comedian,” said Riaad.

As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad is one of South Africa’s most popular and acclaimed funny men and he happens to be a qualified medical doctor too. Known as the ‘Comedy doctor’, he certainly seems to have the remedy for the nation’s ills, a healthy dose of laughter, straight up – and hold the aspirin!

Riaad Moosa.

‘Life begins’ is a snapshot into the life of Riaad, being a father of three kids, a husband, comedian, actor and with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in.

“The show is very philosophical and existential. It involves the normal issues of getting older while at the same time experiencing, maturity where I’m supposed to be wise, a world that is completely turned on its head – with Trump, with Brexit; In South Africa, the ‘State Capture’, ‘Fees must fall’, ‘Doom’. And it’s about how I negotiate all these things happening around me while trying to maintain a positive attitude. Through my comedic lens, I hope to put a different spin on that and hopefully I can enter my next 40 years with renewed vigour and excitement,” Riaad said.

Get your prescription of laughter with Riaad side-splittingly funny one-man show, ‘Life begins.’
The show is rated PG for language. Tickets cost R150 at Computicket and at The Ridge box office. The show starts at 19:00.

You can win tickets to go and watch Riaad in action! All you have to do is send an e-mail to zita@witbanknews.co.za, put the word ‘comedy’ in the subject line, answer the following question followed by your name and contact number.

Question: Where will Riaad host a show on March 4?

The competition ends on March 1 at 12:00. There will be no correspondence entered into after the competition.

Zita Goldswain
Assistant Editor

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