Robby Collins’ rise from actor on the Durban theatre circuit to fully fledged stand-up comedian has taken 5 years. Considered one of the most prominent faces of the new generation of South African comedy, Robby’s career achievements belies his years on the comedy circuit.
Robby has played to the biggest comedy audiences in South Africa with appearances at ‘The Heavy Weight Comedy Jam’, ‘Blacks Only’ ‘Kings, ‘Queens of Comedy’ and ‘Comedy Central Live at Parkers’ . Further proof of his talent lies in his personal selection by SA’s top comics as their opening act, Marc Lottering, Eugene Khoza and Trevor Noah. In 2013 Robby debuted his very own one man show ‘That Bushman is Crazy’. All his on stage endeavour earned him a well-deserved nomination for “breakthrough act of the year” in 2011 and 2012 Comics Choice Awards.
Robby received an Emmy nomination for his writing on Late Night News with Loyiso Gola. He has also written for Ekasi Stories, and appeared for three seasons on Laugh Out Loud as part of the Improv team, Abadlali. Robby has also appeared on TV starring in various commercials for Yellow Pages and DSTV.