Rob van Vuuren became a comedian by mistake while he was trying to be an actor.
It was bound to happen though, if you consider his shortness to awesomeness ratio multiplied by his genius and augmented by the fact that he is a bit of a dick.
He cut his teeth in the mid to late 90’s (after graduating from Rhodes University) as an actor specializing in Physical theatre with a natural talent for physical comedy. To this day, Rob’s stand-up is characterized by absurd, surreal, and disturbingly hilarious physical interpretations of situations and characters.
Though Rob is quick to point out that the last press quote is probably a little much it is clear that his choice to dive into the world of stand-up comedy was a good one.
He has subsequently worked hard in comedy clubs throughout South Africa to become a hysterically funny, well respected and bankable host and headline comedian.
The fact that Rob was voted as the Breakthrough Act Award Winner at the inaugural Comic Choice Awards by his peers pays testament to this.
Rob has most recently added two Standard Bank Ovation Awards to his collection of shiny baubles for his second one man show, the aptly titled ‘Rob van Vuuren – Live’ and the groundbreaking comedy variety show ‘Pants on Fire”.
Rob will be a guest on the Comedy Central RiaadMoosa special in mid December.
Catch him in a theatre or comedy club in a city or country near you any moment now.
Check Rob out on YouTube
**PLEASE NOTE: DINNER FROM 6.30/7PM. SHOW TO START AT 8.30PM