Riaad Moosa invites audiences along to his brand new one-man show, ‘Life Begins’, to join in figuring out whether life really does begin at 40. The tour kicks off at the Golden Arrow Studio at the Baxter Theatre from January 27 to February 25.
“Even though I am turning 40 this year, 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 Moosa.
As an award-winning comedian, actor, writer and presenter, Moosa is one of South Africa’s most popular funny men – who just happens to be a qualified medical doctor as well. Known as the “Comedy Doctor”, he professes to have the remedy for the nation’s ills – a healthy dose of laughter, straight up – and hold the aspirin.
‘Life Begin’s is a snapshot into the life of Moosa – being a father of three kids, a husband, comedian, actor and with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in.
“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 ‘DOOM’. 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 I can enter my next 40 years with renewed vigour and excitement,” Moosa adds.
* The show is rated PG for Language. Tickets cost R150 and bookings are now open at Computicket online and various outlet stores. The show starts at 8.15pm (4pm on Sundays) and with an extra show on Saturdays at 5pm.