Two-time Emmy-nominated comedian Loyiso Gola brings his frank and outspoken comedy to the U.S. from South Africa, where he has been breaking taboos, with no fear of controversy, for over a decade. Star of the hit political satire show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola and winner of South Africa’s Comics' Choice Awards, Loyiso’s no-holds-barred comedic style comes to New York for his first U.S. comedy special and Vimeo’s next Original special. Winner of numerous accolades, Loyiso’s credits include appearances on Comedy Central Africa, BBC’s Mock the Week and Australia’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, among many others, and he has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, as well as at top international comedy festivals, including Just for Laughs and a smash hit run at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. As Men’s Health put it, “[Loyiso is] a genuine thinker masquerading as a fool and the reluctant voice of a cynical generation."
Loyiso Gola: Live in New York is Vimeo’s first stand-up special with a global comedian, and Loyiso’s first outside of South Africa.
The special is executive produced by Trina DasGupta and Loyiso Gola. DasGupta also directs the special, which is produced by Single Palm Tree Productions, a media company dedicated to leveraging entertainment to build global understanding.