Loyiso Madinga is the first international Correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and it all started from humble beginnings.
This rural raised boy has quickly risen to being a certified international comic. Having started in 2012 when he spent a week at the Teatro and shared the stage with international acts like Tom Segura, Loyiso’s career was on the fast track.
Since then, he travelled the country on Trevor Noah’s Nationwild tour and represented South Africa at the Montreux Comedy Festival (Switzerland) and Busan Comedy Festival (Korea) and performed at a live LOL recording (produced by Kevin Hart) at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival.
His debut one man show, Born Free-ish, was a four night, sold out success.
And he’s as comfortable on screen as he is on stage. Loyiso has written and performed on the two-time Emmy finalist satire show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola and also written and performed on the hit sketch show, Bantu Hour and is now the Africa correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
All of this in just five years and he’s just starting.
From a small village in the Eastern Cape to world stages, Loyiso is proving to be tall on the inside.