About Gareth

I don’t know what more to tell you so this is what other people have to say about Cape Town Comedian, Gareth Woods:

“One of the most original and exciting acts in the country. Gareth is a comedian whose surreal ideas and clear intelligence mean that the ideas are articulate and well crafted”
The Comedy Critic Blog

“One of the most intellectual comedians in the business. He has taken Durban by storm”
– Sunday Tribune (2009)

“He killed! Looking forward to seeing more”
– Rolling Stone South Africa Official Podcast (2013)

“Woods is genuinely funny, on stage or off. He is quirky, witty and spins anecdotal gems from everyday occurrences. From one-liners to story-telling and songs, he has it all.”
– Sunday Tribune (2011)

“Had me in stitches”
– Weekend Argus (2011)

“My new favourite comic, miss his show at your peril”
– Rob Van Vuuren (2012)

“Smoking hot comic! With a guitar and clever parodies to boot!”
– Kurt Schoonraad (2012)

“Keep an eye on this guy”
– Stuart Taylor (2012)

“Woods is a rising comedic rockstar. His rock is great and inspired lyrics have everyone chuckling and snorting”
– Cue Magazine (2013)

His accomplishments include:

  • Winning  the 5FM Fresh Drive Comedy Competition 2009
  • Opening for Trevor Noah’s one man show Daywalker at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City
  • Featured on Comedy Central Live at Parkers with Casper de Vries
  • Part of the Durban Comedy Invasion show at Grahamstown National Arts Festival 2011
  • 3rd Place in 2011 Nando’s Comedy Showdown
  • Winning first place in Durban Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest 2011
  • Winning first place in the KZN provincial Toastmaster’s International Speech Contest 2012 (3rd place in Africa)
  • Performing to capacity crowds at Splashy Fen, White Mountain and Rocking the Daisies music festivals
  • Hosting the main stage at the Mr Price Pro in Ballito in 2012
  • Headline performances at most of South Africa’s premier comedy clubs including Jou Ma Se Comedy Club (Cape Town)and Parker’s Comedy and Jive (JHB)

His corporate client list includes:

  • Unilever (multiple repeat performances)
  • Derivco
  • Ola Ice Cream
  • Intel Computers
  • Metropolitan Health
  • New Age Gaming Magazine
  • IGN Africa
  • Wilhelmi International Shipping Lines
  • Geographic Information Services Conference
  • Ford Motors
  • Mr Price and Mr Price Sports
  • South African Hockey Association
  • Duel Shaving Cream
  • Axe Deodorants
  • Hansgrohe