Yaaseen Barnes

Yaaseen Barnes has twice been awarded South African comedy’s highest accolades – the Savanna Comic’s Choice Award, for Best Newcomer in 2015, and Intermediate Comic of the Year in 2016. He also won the Good Hope FM Laughmaster Competition in 2014, and was named in Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Youth in 2016 – so he’s a comedian who deserves to be taken seriously. Yaaseen not only stars on the stand up stages of South Africa, he’s also popular on social media, has featured on television in the SAFTA winning Point of Order, and joined the Both Worlds writing team for Point of Order, Parlement Parlement, Comedy Central News, and the twice Emmy nominated ZANews. Yaaseen has his own popular web series, The Weekly Noise, cohosts a podcast with writer Karen Jeynes on DailyVox, and runs 3 gigs around Cape Town, trying to grow the comedy scene, and nurture young talent.

Based in Cape Town