Profile interview: Comedian John Vlismas

South African stand-up comedian and entertainment promoter John Vlismas holds the exceptional distinction of being the only South African stand-up comic to have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The Hammersmith Apollo, The Lyric Theatre - Shaftesbury lane and The Best of The Fest showcases in both the Montreal and Melbourne Comedy Festivals.

He has shared a line-up with Drew Carey, written dialogue for Jerry Springer, and hosted Chris Rock at his club.

Listen as this award winning South African comedian and entertainment promoter shares his story with Azania Mosaka.

A SHORT HISTORY:

Vlismas won the 2007 South African Comedy Award for best stand-up comedian of the year and was a finalist in the 2008 Yuk Yuk's Great Canadian Laugh Off.

In 2010, Vlismas was in the comedy film Outrageous with fellow South African comedians, Barry Hilton, Joey Rasdien, Loyiso Gola, Mark Banks, Riaad Moosa, and Krijay Govender, the only female in the cast.

In April 2014, Vlismas was part of the dais at Comedy Central Africa's Roast of Kenny Kunene.


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