Konrad Comedy Club welcomes its first South African act next week in the shape of Pierre Novellie. Delano has tickets to give away.
Born in Johannesburg, Pierre Novellie (photo by Steve Ullathorne) moved to the Isle of Man as a boy but has retained a trace of his native accent. As a student he was vice president of the Cambridge Footlights, and toured the United States with 2012 show Perfect Strangers after a sell-out month at the Edinburgh Fringe.
He is a relative newcomer to the stand up circuit, but has followed up with more Edinburgh shows including this year’s Pierre Novellie is Mighty Peter. One critic described him as “a confident presence who delivers his gags with authority--and with good reason as they hit the spot.”
Novellie was also the first comedian to perform at the LHcomedy night in CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider and is the current holder of the Amused Moose Laugh-Off Award which has previously been won by Sarah Millican, Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett.
His show plays on his being a white South African, his experience of becoming British and his year of unemployment.
As usual, Delano has one pair of tickets to give away to each show. To win a pair, simply send an email to [email protected] marking the subject field “Konrad Comedy-Pierre Novellie”. Contestants should also include their full name and a contact telephone number and state their preferred date--Wednesday 15 or Thursday 16 October.
Deadline for entries is Monday 13 October at noon. Winners will be notified in the afternoon of the 13th.
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