Warren Robertson started performing stand up in 2006 at the now legendary Comedy Underground in Melville, and was soon headlining it. He spent 2008/2009 in the UK where he won numerous comedy competitions and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2010 he returned to SA and was immediately nominated as Breakthrough Comedian of the year in 2011 at the Comic’s Choice Awards.
More recently he was voted The Best Comedian in Johannesburg by readers on the website oflocal.co.za in 2016, and in the same year was made the head writer for the Comic’s Choice Awards delivering a show that critics called, “The funniest Awards show yet – News 24”. He was once again head writer in 2017.
2015 saw him make his television debuts, firstly on comedy panel show “Point of Order”, produced by ZA News, and then, playing Swede Anders Ahlstrom on Mzanzi Magic’s “The Mayor”. He has followed this up with appearances on SABC 2’s Bantu Hour, and the Comedy Central Roast Battle.
Warren is currently working on the second season of his live chat show, and stand up experience, “The Award Winning Podcast”, which IOL deemed, “SA’s Funniest Podcast”, and will be recording 14 episodes in March and April 2018 at the Goliath & Goliath comedy club . 2018 will also see Warren embark on a National tour for his third one man show called, “Dad Inside”.
His first one man show “Spamily” in 2012, was lauded at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown receiving sell out crowds, and great reviews. His second show, 2015’s “The Great Explorer”, was his first all clean, family-friendly show, and was hailed as being “A smart, engrossing comedy that educates even as it makes you laugh”.
His appearance on Comedy Central in 2013 alongside SA comedy veteran Al Prodgers, saw the latter refer to him as, “The most pyrotechnic mind in South African comedy”, which Warren freely admits made him feel all warm and fuzzy inside. He can be found on Twitter at @WarrenRcomedian, on Instagram at @SA_Warren and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WarrenComedian.
1: Comics Choice Award Nomination and Host of the #1 most downloaded Comedy Podcast in SA.
2: Number of times voted The Best Comedian in JHB by readers of OfLocal. (2016 and 2017)
3: Appearances on Comedy Central.
4: Victories in British Comedy Competitions.
5: The amount of years he has headlined the comedy stage at Oppikoppi.
6: The number of points on this list.