Schalk Bezuidenhout: South African White Boy

Comedy (international, stand-up)

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Two-time SA Comic’s Choice Award winner, South African comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout is back in the UK with his Edinburgh debut. South African White Boy shares his journey as one of South Africa’s best and most exciting young comedians. After sell-out runs in London, Schalk’s first time on the Pleasance stage is sure to be a hit. ‘His unique material and delivery allow him to stand out in a sea of stand-up comedians’ (Helen Herimbi). As seen on Comedy Central. Star of major feature-length film Kanarie. Tour support for Trevor Noah.

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Bernie Flood 113 days ago

Went as a last minute booking with no idea of what to expect. I am so glad i did. The guy's delivery and story telling is brilliant. Would certainly recommend this show. Very very funny.

Tavia B 126 days ago

A brilliant hour, didn't stop laughing. He was relaxed and friendly through hilarious anecdotes. One of the best comics we’ve seen at the fringe this year.

Stephanie P 127 days ago

Schalk B kicked off the fringe for myself and a few friends last night. Given last year's review suggesting quite a punchy performance in places (and some great anecdotes), we weren't quite sure what to expect.
However, as someone who has supported Trevor Noah, this guy has got to be good, right? Right. The show (and anecdotes) were top-notch; the humour itself was gentle and good-natured. The hour whizzed in and whilst I'm sure Schalk is not going to need a review from me, I felt compelled to submit one anyway!

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The List (3/5 stars) 107 days ago

Decent debut from a distinctive voice of the developing world...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 113 days ago

While it might seem bold for a white comedian to have so many takes on race, as an Afrikaans South African, Schalk Bezuidenhout appreciates that, like the jarring charity announcement before his show, it’s an issue that needs to be addressed. ...

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Chortle (3/5 stars) 122 days ago

Schalk Bezuidenhout’s bold conversational comedy demands attention. He’s fearless in flirting with offence, even if he fights shy of plunging into more weighty issues. ...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 122 days ago

It’s not often that you get a bunch of South African rugby players in the front row of a Fringe show but it does provide Schalk Bezuidenhout a nice antithesis for his material about being the school nerd. One of them fits the Afrikaans stereotype perfectly—as wide as he is...

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The Skinny (3/5 stars) 126 days ago

Schalk Bezuidenhout (no, it’s his first name you’re pronouncing wrong) is the eponymous South African White Boy of the show’s title. From the off, he revels in confronting the audience and their knowledge about race relations in his home country, asking the predominantly white crowd to practically spell out what...

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