Co­me­dian cel­e­brates first decade

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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

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