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Riaad Moosa

Born: 18 June 1977 (42 years old)
Gender: Male

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Riaad Moosa is an Indian-born South African comedian and qualified doctor best known for his regular performances on the local stand-up comedy circuit, as well as for appearing on such television shows as Laugh Out Loud, Pure Monate Show and Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.

On stage, his one-man shows include Strictly Halaal and Riaad Moosa For The Baracka; both shows prompted extended runs, as well as special shows being created to accommodate the huge public demand. Both shows were also released on DVD.

Riaad has appeared in various TV and film productions, such as Laugh Out Loud; Riaad was also a writer and performer for SABC1's Pure Monate Show - which achieved cult status amongst South Africa's urban youth; he starred in one of 2005's highest grossing movies Crazy Monkey – Straight Outta Benoni as well.

Apart from his solo work, Riaad also shared the limelight with fellow comedians Marc Lottering and Nik Rabinowitz, who starred with him in the hit variety comedy show 3 Wise Men.

Riaad's standup comedy skills were included in the DVD for the successful Blacks Only comedy shows, along with other local comedians; and, he also featured in the Anant Singh/John Vlismas produced comedy-collective feature film Outrageous, which was released at cinemas nationwide towards the end of 2009.

Along with SA's other top comedians - including Trevor Noah, David Kau, John Vlismas, Tumi Morake and Marc Lottering - Riaad was one of the headline acts supporting international superstar Eddie Izzard for the 46664 It's No Joke concert in February 2010.

Riaad has since become a regular presenter of a segment entitled The Second Opinion – with Dr Riaad Moosa on the eNews channel's satirical news programme Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.

In March 2011, Riaad was awarded the Comics Choice Award at the 1st Annual South African Comic's Choice Awards.

In May 2013 he took over hosting of the SABC3 medical show Doctor's Orders, which was formerly known as Hello Doctor and The Dr. Mol Show, replacing former host Michael Mol.


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