Riaad Moosa, a silver medallion graduate of the College of Magic in Cape Town, started his comedy career as a comedy magician. Regularly enchanting people with his special blend of magic and comedy, he was presented with the Comedy Magic Award at the Centre for the Magical Arts in Cape Town.
Riaad, who is also a qualified medical doctor (yes, really), started doing stand-up comedy while still studying at the University of Cape Town Medical School. He was an instant hit, receiving rave reviews at his debut show.
Being one of the first members of the Cape Comedy Collective, he became a regular headliner on the comedy circuit during his rookie year, where he was also invited to perform on Pieter Dirk Uys’s Evita Live and Dangerous eTV comedy show. Alongside comedians David Levinson and Paul Snodgrass, he performed to sold-out shows (basically, only the first show was sold out. OK, not really sold out. It was full on the opening night and they gave away a lot of comps) in his debut stand-up comedy theatre production The Paracomics at Artscape in Cape Town.
Riaad’s humour is based on his experiences as a young Muslim relating to post-911 Islamaphobia (sounds fun, doesn’t it?), growing up in Cape Town and general observational and opinion-based humour. Skirting around the relatively taboo topics with charm and ease, this comedy doctor will split your sides and keep you in stitches at the same time.
Now, a regular headliner on comedy circuits all over South Africa, Riaad is also a sought-after act for bigger productions. He has starred in Alex Jay’s 5FM Comedy Jams and Real Concert’s Winston King Size Comedy shows, as well as headlining the Sprite Soul Comedy Jams in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.
Currently, he is producing the world's first funny medical educational show #DOC or Doctor On Call, in which he utilizes humour to communicate important and practical health promotional information. The first few episodes were launched in January 2016.