Stand-up kinda guy

Stand-up kinda guy

MC: Kurt Schoonraad, 43. CREDIT: Bertram Malgas

Kurt’s ready to MC Voice’s show.

Kurt Schoonraad is a dik Daily Voice fan and jumped at the chance to be on stage at the Joke In The Box comedy show.

The 43-year-old joker from Westridge founded the Cape Town Comedy Club at the V&A Waterfront, which is a kwaai platform for up and coming comedians.

Some of the top acts on his books  Dalin Oliver, Shimmy Isaacs, Carl Weber and Lungelo Ndlovu  will be on stage at City Hall on Tuesday, August 2.

“On a scale from one to 10 this is going to be a 12 and a half,” says Kurt, who’s the MC.

Off stage, Kurt remains a humble and funny guy.

“Financially the club is on a good footing but the purpose is really to have the infrastructure here to produce great comedians,” he says.

He’s not on stage every night, and gives other comedians a chance to shine, as well as running a successful open mic slot.

“I try to smokkel myself a spot on the line-up every now and then. Then I pretend I’m trying out my new material,” he jokes.

Kurt has travelled the globe with his jokes, even making gat of having a “German goose”, and took a comedy show, called Living With A German, to her homeland.

“Everyone needs a German in their life,” he says.

“You know when you get to the cashier and they paid you R2.50 short, most of us South Africans just walk away. That’s when the German goes: “I see here that I am paid short JA,” he says in a German accent.

Tickets cost R120 and are available at Computicket. Or buy them at the door.

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