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WHO’S DAVE LEVINSOHN?
Dave loves making people laugh. This website showcases Dave’s brand of comedy. He’s been on the SA comedy scene since 1997, when he started The ‘Coffee Lounge Comedy Club’. He was soon offered an open spot at the first Smirnoff Comedy festival. “The Longest 7 minutes of my life” (and possibly for that audience too). He was asked to join some Cape Town comics at a new venue… The Independant Armchair Theatre. The gig ran for 4 years and unearthed a pool of talent including Riaad Moosa, Conrad Coch, Cokey Falkow, Kurt Schoonraad to name a few. It was at the ‘Armchair’ that Dave was spotted doing an improvised act called ‘Agony barman Dave’.
He was cast for a campaign and the ads went on to win 2 Loerie Awards (One Gold) and a Pendoring. Since then he has performed at comedy engagements including The Cape Town International Comedy Festival and Hosted the Vodacom Funny Festival. The first SA comics to be invited to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012. He won the Red Bull Jam, pro section in 2004 and The Nando’s Kicking Comedy Award for the ‘Most original approach to comedy’ at the National Arts Festival 2008. He has written scripts for corporate videos, and was a writer on Tonight with Trevor Noah on Mnet in 2010.