Joey Rasdien


Joey Rasdien is absurd yet thought-provoking stand-up comedy show tackles the touchy subject of evolution and how natural selection has blessed many of the figures that loom over South African life.

Topics under scrutiny range from the devil and Charles Darwin to Julius Malema and Steven Hawking in a show that will make you laugh until tears are rolling down your face.

Joey is the face of a new generation of South African comedy.

He is instantly recognisable thanks to his roles in movies such as Running Riot, Bunny Chow, Vaatjie Sien Sy Gat, Dollars and White Pipes, Outrageous Blitz Patrollie and “Material” with Riaad Moosa.

Joey wrote, co-produced and acted in his own sitcom “Rasdien” which was flighted on SABC 2.

In addition, Joey Rasdien has performed in many major comedy festivals in South Africa and is a regular on the comedy circuit at the country’s leading venues.

He also starred in the popular Last Laugh at The Lyric and The Pure Monate Show on SABC 1.

Joey Rasdien has also performed at the prestigious comedy venue Yuk Yuks in Toronto

His experience in the financial industry is an advantage when relating to a corporate audience which makes him a sought after Facilitator / entertainer at conferences. And Corporate events in general

Having appeared in many television ads, including Cell C, One Life Direct, KFC, The ICC Cricket World Cup Campaign and toured with the South African Cricket Team as one of the faces of South African Cricket.

Joey also appears on the smash hit DVD and CD “ Make the circle bigger” with HHP and JR

This versatile performer was also a regular on the Club Comedy circuit, where he’s performed to sell out audiences at:
Parkers Comedy and Jive regularly

He has headlined Blacks only Comedy to a sell out crowds of 4000 people

He is a a regular performer at the popular Heavyweight Comedy Jams

Joey Rasdien has had sold out “one man shows” on stage at the Lyric Theatre for 2 years running

2012 saw Joey’s Mixed DNA The Tour , nationally

Joey Has MC’s 3 of the “ Kings and Queens” comedy festivals at Emperor’s Palace during 2012 and 2013

On the small screen, his appearances include a performance on:

  • “Comedy Showcase”,
  • Sketches on “Jerry Springer’s Saturday Night”, appearances in
  • “The Phat Joe Show”,
  • “Leriekeraai”, “Pap Idols”,
  • “Spek Skieters” and a lead role in a
  • “Quickies” Production.

Joey Rasdien also performed rap in 4 music video recordings for the Department of Health for their AIDS campaign, Khomanani.

He also presented the popular live interactive game show, Play TV on SABC 3.

scriptwriter and performer on the hit comedy sketch show, “The Pure Monate Show” on SABC 1

host of his own game show, Go For It, on SABC 2.
Laugh Out Loud, a prank show screened on M-net.
Joey is a regular on Kyknet & various SABC 1, 2 & 3 shows.
He won Best Actor Award at the Nante Film Festival in France in December 2007 for his role in Bunny Chow
Joey has just completed shooting his own Sitcom series, commissioned by SABC 2 Joey was the main character in the International Award winning AIDS awareness campaign “SCRUTENIZE”

He has become an Ambassador for Adidas internationally, and a spokesperson for 46664 as well as the Mandela Foundation.

Joey Rasdien is one of the leads in “Blitzpatrolie” which Premiered on May 10, 2013 , and is promising to be a box office record breaker

His corporate clients include SA Post, SAB Miller, Coca Cola, ABI, RCI, MTN, MNET, Spoornet, FNB, ABSA, Standard Bank, Nedbank, The Gordon Institute of Business, Pfizer, Life Healthcare, Murray and Roberts and Sasol, amongst many others.

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