Hire / Book Martin Jonas Comedian
Martin Jonas was discovered at South Africa’s first real comedy club, Hysterix in Johannesburg and has impressed audiences with his novel style and pertinent observational humour, ever since. Martin is South African to his fingertips and was one of the few performers to receive a standing ovation at the inaugural ‘Smirnoff Mule Comedy Festival’, at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town in 1997.
Is he funny? You better believe it! But there is a striking depth and intelligence to his dialogue that leaves you feeling that he is destined for big things. Martin’s brand of comedy can best be described as observational, from where he has been known to wonder off into some very surreal territory. Martin has always pursued live entertainment because he believes that ‘stand-up’ is the most direct route to connecting with an audience – a live audience always lets him know when something is really funny.
Martin’s impersonations of famous people are a treat! If there was a contest to impersonate ex-President Nelson Mandela, Madiba himself would come second to Martin!
Martin’s novel style and insane observations about life in South Africa has comedy fans screaming for more. Delivered in English, Afrikaans, Tswana, Sotho and a smattering of Zulu, he appeals to audiences across the board.
As a clever and topical comedian, Martin is a firm favourite in the corporate market as both entertainer and as an MC. To liven up a dull crowd, you just can’t do better than the down to earth Martin Jonas!
Martin Jonas’ Comedy Career:
o Martin Jonas first came to prominence as the new kid on the block in ‘Joe Parker’s First Farewell Tour’ in 1997
o Toured the London Club circuit in 1999
o Hosted the South African Music Awards 1999, 2000
o Was a warm-up act for ‘The Jerry Springer Show’
o Performed in ‘The South African Comedy Festival’, London 2002
o Co-hosted four episodes of ‘It’s a Funny Country’, on M-Net
o Performed on several ‘Kingsize Comedy Shows’
o Performed on several ‘5FM Heavyweight Jams’
o Regularly does the South African Club circuit
o Has done the Joe Parker ‘Comedy Express’ casino circuit
o Has been MC at various rock festivals
o Has been a member of the ‘Durban Poison Comedy Roadshow’ with John Vlismas and Alyn Adams
o Has been interviewed and profiled on various TV and radio shows and in various print publications
Martin Jonas is the ideal entertainer / MC for busy corporate schedules / various functions, including: