Comedian celebrates first decade
COMEDIAN Carvin Goldstone enjoys nothing more than making people laugh and will be celebrating 10 years of being on stage with his upcoming national tour, The Best of Carvin H Goldstone.
Having just returned to Durban, his home turf, after his second Australian Comedy Club Tour, Goldstone always draws a big crowd and has often performed alongside Loyiso Gola, Stuart Taylor, Chester Missing and Jason Goliath.
And when it comes to his material, it’s all about what is going on around him.
“My comedy is from experience so it’s not as serious as sit down and write jokes, I experience or observe things and then tell them on stage,” he adds.
Having just come back after his Oz tour, Goldstone says expats love the home country humour, “the audience is so happy to have you, that you forget you are in another country.”
So 10 years later, does he still get nervous when he walks out on stage ?
“I still do. I have improved a lot. I used to be so nervous, I wouldn’t sleep for days before a big show. But I’m more sure of myself after 10 years,” he says.
He also admits it was a big decision to move from his career as a journalist to being a comedian.
“Leaving a guaranteed income is a big step. Especially if you are leaving it to go full time into entertainment,” he says.
The upcoming tour will see shows taking place around South Africa and it’s clear that for Goldstone in it’s all about sharing a laugh.
“Watching people laugh and just enjoy life is the most enjoyable thing about being a stage comedian.”
And his advice for up and coming comedians is to “Keep writing and never give up on your dream because you have a few bad gigs.
“Chase stage time, not the money.”
Goldstone performs at the Cape Town Comedy Club from August 3-7. Tickets available at www.quicket.co.za