Who is Gino Fernandez ?
Don’t talk kak*! If you don’t know who he is by now then you are definitely a boring burger. Have you been living under a rock? And I’m not referring to the peeps hailing from Rocklands but seriously you should know him by now. In the dark ages Kings had jesters to keep them entertained. The Oscars gave Steve Harvey a chuckle. And this guy has been entertaining us for the past 10 years. He has graced many a stage in South Africa and audiences lucky enough to see him will agree, Gino has a gift. He’s blessed with the gift of being able to make people laugh. Gino Fernandez is a comedian, a kak funny StandUp comedian to be exact.
I caught up with Gino and asked him a few questions, so that the 3 people who will actually read this, can get to know him more.
These are those questions:
1. What made you go into a career of comedy?
It was the muppets cos they were having so much fun I wanted to be part of the insanity.
2. What was your first time on stage like?
It was awesome, I had built up the confidence after waiting over a year to try out comedy.
3. Who are your favourite comedians past and present?
Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks, Patrice O’neal, Riaad Moosa, David Kau, Loyiso Gola and KG Mokgadi
4. When people meet you outside of the comedy arena and they say “tell me a joke”, what is your usual response?
I usually just look at them like did you guys not just watch the show?
5. Give us a brief rundown of what we can expect of your new One Man Show.
Basically it’s a “Best of Gino Fernandez” show highlighting my jokes I’ve created over the past 10 years, it’s a roller coaster of comedy that’s going to be fun, funny and Hilarious! It’s just over an hour of the best gags I have in my arsenal.
Catch him doing his one man show, “I’m not white” this Thursday at the Armchair Theatre proudly brought you by and in association with Fruit of the Loom.
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