Masood Boomgaard

About

Masood Boomgaard is a comedian, actor, social media content creator, film maker and MC who has been active in the entertainment industry for over a decade. As a live stand-up comedy performer he has played across South Africa to packed theatres and auditoriums as a solo act and alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. He has also toured globally, having performed on numerous occasions in London, Dubai, Australia and the United States. His ‘African Indian’ solo comedy show was staged on London’s West End with its international follow-up ‘Indians from Africa’ showcasing in New York and Hollywood. His other solo comedy specials include “Joker” and “Funny Country.” In 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown Masood was the first South African comedian to record a lockdown comedy special from his home, entitled “My Father’s House.” Masood is often featured as a guest on national and regional radio and has been seen on Comedy Central. He is also a sought after corporate entertainer. Among his past blue chip clients are FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank, Liberty and Mercedes-Benz. Masood is also a social media content creator who scripts, produces and acts in social media advertisements for numerous regional and national businesses. His online comedy skits and videos often reach millions of viewers across the world. As an actor he has appeared in film and television. He was recently seen on the popular Etv soapie “Imbewu” He has also written, directed and produced three of his own films namely Attack of the Indian Werewolf (official selection 2010 Durban International Film Festival), Curry and Vice and the 2021 film The Golden Cock: Revenge of Manu which he also starred in.
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Tickets For Upcoming Shows
 
  • Wed | March 6th - 6:00PM | East Village
  • Masood Boomgaard Presents: Self-Help Singh Live
  • Self-help Singh is the alter ego of international comedian Masood Boomgaard. Self-help Singh, described as a comedic alternative life coach and de-motivational speaker, first appeared to Boomgaardin a vision after he fell and hit his head while rushing to the bathroom in an attempt to outrun the gastric consequences of bad lamb vindaloo. Boomgaard has since been sharing the "common sense wisdom" and de-motivational teachings of Self-help Singh to millions of people on the internet. The Self-help Singh live show is a hilarious yet thought provoking juxtaposition of stand-up comedy, parody and motivational speaking. During his decade long full time professional comedy career Boomgaard has performed in New York, London, Dubai and during the lockdown, in his father's garage. He lives in South Africa with his cat... for now.
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