David Newton

David Newton

 Los Angeles, California, USA

South African 'Stand-up Comic Of The Year' nominee- South African Comedy Awards (2007)

Winner of 'Best Stand-up Comic'- National Arts Festival (2008 & 2009)

Winner 'Best Entertainer'- Speakers Inc (2010)

Winner 'Golden Ovation Award For Comedy'- National Arts Festival (2010)


David Newton is, what top American comedian, Christopher Titus (Fox, NBC & ABC) calls an 'Afro-cracker'...and is 'definitely one of South Africa’s super-star comedians ’-Media 24.

Born and raised in South Africa- the land of Nelson Mandela, Charlize Theron and 'District 9', David has now moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream of being adopted my Angelina Jolie!

David Newton's debut one-man comedy special 'Defending The Laid Man' (2005) is a groundbreaking and honest look at the subject of dating & relationships, as told my a newly single man trying to make his way through the maze and confusion of the sexes. ALL DONE WITHOUT CUSSING!

But, what did the press say??

'...a hilarious sharing of secrets, a daring expose really...where women laugh longest and loudest!'- The Times

The full length DVD was produced in 2005 and earned David Newton a Fleur Du Cap Theatre award nomination for 'Best Performance in a One-hander'.

Following the national success of his first comedy special, Newton returned with his second comedy special 'Politically Incorrect'- a hilarious comedy show that tackles societies battle with political correctness. AGAIN, ALL DONE WITHOUT CUSSING!

What did the press say??

'Genius lies is making us laugh at the taboo'- The Times

'His last show...was one of the best feats of stand-up comedy I'd seen in years - but seeing Politically Incorrect left me laughed out. It is exquisitely funny!'- Argus TONIGHT

“For most performers, coming off a highly successful show would be rather daunting, but watching David Newton in action suggests that he has no worries… The show is packed with many surprises and many moments that will leave you repeatedly telling yourself, "he did not just say that? …Although he has been around for a while, watching Newton in action suggests that he is still a star in the rising. He has the principles of stand-up down, but leaves the audience with the knowledge that there is still a lot more to come.”- Media 24

'Politically Incorrect' earned David Newton a 'Stand-up Comic Of The Year' nomination in 2007.

David was one of six SA comics at the Cape Town International Comedy Festival in September 2006- performing along-side some of the worlds best international acts while scooping great media reviews, which resulted in him being asked to perform at the ‘Best of Fest’ show. David’s obvious popularity with the crowds resulted in the Festival organizers inviting David to return and be part of the line-up on the Main Stage at the Cape Town International Comedy Festival 2007.

In 2009, David Newton Productions produced the third feature length comedy DVD entitled 'Nothing But The Truth'- a 100min collaboration of the best of David’s three one-man shows (Defending the Laid Man, Politically Incorrect & Laugh)

Further comedy accolades:
• 2nd Place in Uncle Clyde's Comedy Competition, produced by H2F Comedy Productions & held at the 'Ice House' (Pasadena) 2010
• Sell-out shows at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival (2005-2010), winner of the National Arts Festival’s ‘Best Stand-up Comedian’ award 2008 and most successful comedy performer at Fest ‘09
• Old Mutual Comedy Encounters (2009)
• Regularly played on the Fresh Drive Comedy Minutes on 5fm (national airplay).
• SABC3’s Comedy Showcase Television show (2003)