Robby Collins’ rise from actor on the Durban theatre circuit to fully fledged, stand-up comedian has taken all of 4 years. Considered one of the most prominent faces of the new generation of South African comedy, Robby’s career achievements belies his years on the comedy circuit.A comedian whose material draws on real life comes across at ease on the stage and has a very believable stage presence, endearing himself to audiences with his gawky giraffe-like frame.
Robby has played to the biggest comedy audiences in South Africa with appearances at ‘The Heavy Weight Comedy Jam’, ‘Blacks Only’ ‘Kings, ‘Queens of Comedy’ and ‘Comedy Central Live at Parkers. Further proof of his talent lies in his personal selection by SA’s top comics as their opening act, Marc Lottering, Eugene Khoza and Trevor Noah. His Tour with Trevor Noah was extensive and constituted over 50 shows all over Southern Africa. In 2013 Robby debuted his very own one man show ‘That Bushman is Crazy’. All his on stage endeavour earned him a well-deserved nomination for “breakthrough act of the year” in 2011 and 2012 Comics Choice Awards.
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