David Kau is a South African comedian who first gained mainstream exposure through the television comedy series The Pure Monate Show - which he co-created and produced - in 2003.
Born in Maokeng near Kroonstad in the Free State province, Kau matriculated from Meridian College, Pretoria, in 1994. The following year he began a Performers' Diploma in Speech and Drama at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1998.
In the same year he performed at his first major comedy event - the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival. He returned to the festival the following year, touring from Cape Town to Durban.
Since then he has headlined numerous comedy festivals and performed his own comedy specials. He also co-created and hosted the stand-up comedy show Blacks Only.
In 2006 he was the host of the 3rd Channel O Music Video Awards. The following year he was a co-presenter of Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert.
In 2008 he was the recipient of the inaugural Mzansi Star Comedian award at the first annual Stars of Mzansi Awards. His competitors in the category were Loyiso Gola, Marc Lottering and Krijay Govender.
David is the host and judge of the SABC1 reality talent show So You Think You're Funny!, which premiered on the channel on 4 November, 2008.
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