They say life begins at 40. Having recently just turned 40 I am waiting to see if this is true, however Riaad Moosa seems to think so – and if he say’s it’s true, it must be true.
Join Riaad as he tries to figure this all out with his hilarious one-man show, Life Begins – a snapshot into his life as a 40-year-old, a father of four kids, husband, comedian, actor and with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in.
Following successful sold-out shows in 2017, Riaad Moosa returns to the stage with an epic tour for ‘Life Begins.”
“Even though I am now 40, 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,” says Riaad.
As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Riaad Moosa 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!
“The show is very philosophical and existential. It involves the normal issues of getting older while at the same time experiencing, at a 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’’. 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 my next 40 years will be lived with renewed vigour and excitement,” Moosa adds.
The show is rated PG for language.
joburg Venue: Auto and General Theatre on the Square
Dates: 28th March – 5 April
Tickets cost R 200 and are available through Computicket online HERE and via retail outlets.
Performance starts at 20h00.