Nik Rabinowitz was raised on the mean, green streets of Constantia, Cape Town; a world of ride-bys on horseback, piano lessons, and unrelenting love and financial support from family members. He grew up on a farm, climbing trees and commentating on his own rugby games, in Afrikaans.
Despite all his childhood hardship, he has managed to maintain the success and fame by recognition of being the world’s foremost Xhosa-speaking, Jewish comedian.
After graduating from UCT with a Business Science Degree and a large afro, Nik took off with a band of traveling actors and a herd of asylum-seeking Zimbabwean donkeys before discovering stand-up comedy one spring afternoon in 2001. A few summers later he was awarded “SA Stand-up of the Year” for 2008, having established himself as the world’s leading Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian.
Nik has performed alongside some of the country’s finest funny people, including two smash hits with Marc Lottering & Riaad Moosa under the direction of David Kramer (Three Wise Men & Three Wiser Men).