From entertaining fans online with his virtual comedy club to showing a variety of movies on the big screen, Riyad Moussa knows how to entertain the crowds.

After nearly two years in prison since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world-renowned comedian will soon return to performing live at venues across the country.

  1. In this SABC News interview, Musa says there is a need to support up-and-coming comedians recovering from the financial challenges caused by COVID-19.

He says: “I think the up-and-coming comedians are very positive, they have direct access to the audience through social media. There are more opportunities for rapid growth on another platform. The problem with COVID was that there wasn’t enough of an audience, and the only way to learn comedy is to perform in front of an audience because you can only learn it on stage. That’s the main issue, I’d say the world is also in a volatile place, things are a bit unsettled and it’s a good time for comedy.”

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