Nik Rabinowitz – World #1 Jewish Xhosa-speaking comedian
Boundless energy and earthy charm, coupled with an animated and fluent use of English, Xhosa and Afrikaans, initially endeared this white farm boy fromCape Townto millions of South African television viewers as the multi-lingual presenter of SABC 1’s Coca-Cola Megamillions Gameshow.
However it was his skill as a stand-up comedian that took South African audiences and critics by storm and a loyal and appreciative fan base quickly grew. Nik has featured in numerous local and international comedy festivals over the past few years, and his solo shows “ONE MAN ONE GOAT” and “IN THE NIK” have received great critical acclaim.
Nik currently presents a weekly radio slot (“The Week that Wasn’t”) for 702 / Cape Talk and has been commissioned to develop a talk show for SABC 3 due to flight in 2009.
Awarded “STAND-UP OF THE YEAR” at the 2008 SA Comedy Awards, Nik recently starred alongside two of SA’s top comics,Marc Lottering and Riaad Moosa in David Kramer’s smash hit “Three Wise Men”.
The Star summed up Nik’s appeal as follows: “What Johnny Clegg has done for popularising Zulu indlamu and maskandi with a broader audience – Nik Rabinowitz achieves for language… He paints a crazy, seductively irreverent, broad canvas of who we are, voetstoots. And that’s totally ngca!”