10 Things You Didn’t Know About Loyiso Gola


Loyiso Gola’s unique sense of humour and affinity towards openly frank and observational commentary has carved him into a comedy genius elevating his status to be one of South Africa’s most talented comedians.


1. Loyiso grew up in Gugulethu, Western Cape

2. His height stands at a whopping 6 foot 5

3. Loyiso is in a relationship with Cuthu, whose surname he won’t reveal

4. When writing his final paper in matric, Loyiso had to dash to the airport as soon as he finished as he was to perform on “Phat Joe Live”, although he missed his plane

5. He won the Sprite Soul Comedy competition and was the runner up in the professional category of the Freshest Five Comedy Competition upon his arrival in Johannesburg in 2003, at the age of 19

6. He was youngest comic ever to perform at the internationally renowned Cape Town International Comedy Festival in 2005

7. He was a nominee at the Stars of Mzansi Awards 2008 in the “Comedian of the Year” category

8. TimeOut London recommended him as one of 10 international acts to watch

9. Before performing on stage, he switches off his phone and listens to music on his Ipod

10. His least favourite comedy cliché is that comics are funny all the time, suggesting that they are not  human beings

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