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Meet David Goliath

Standup comedian trademarking for his fusion of truth and storytelling, often using impressions and characters he has invented.

Donovan David Goliath (true !) is a Caucasian looking coloured guy from Mthatha (formerly Umtata) who speaks Xhosa. As strange as it may sound this is how this multi-talented artist rounds off who he is. Born in the Eastern Cape, Goliath left his lucrative advertising job for a full time career in comedy. Goliath’s act is based around insightful storytelling and simple truths using various characters and impersonations. He has performed on multiple big stages and festivals including the International Comedy Central Africa Festival, Shoko Festival (Zimbabwe), Montreux Comedy Festival(Switzerland), Blacks Only, Soweto Comedy Festival, 99% Xhosa Comedy, African Kings Of Comedy and completed a 51 show, 3-month comedy run at Gold Reef City.

His successful debut one-man show Live Series With Donovan Goliath at The Lyric Theatre sold out over 2 nights and went on to premier on DSTV Box Office. He is no stranger to television appearing as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, co-hosting The Great South African Bake Off, writing and acting in the popular SA sketch show Bantu Hour and various cameo appearances in top SA sitcoms. He has been selected to be the host of a brand new weekly show on M-Net called The 101 and is also one of the founding members of comedy powerhouse, Goliath and Goliath alongside Jason Goliath, Nicholas Goliath and Kate Goliath.


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