Richelieu Beaunoir

Richelieu’s sharpened wit and authentic approach to scenarios and situations make him an easily likeable performer. Conversational in his approach, his style ranges from reactionary to subtle and uncompromising at times. Visibly enjoying the rapport he establishes with audiences, Richelieu displays a constant smile as he engages crowds and clients in venues all across South Africa.

Nominated for a Comics’s Choice award in the Audience Choice Category and the popular host of the Aweh Mzansi Comedy tour. Richelieu’s ability to adapt to his surroundings make him perfect at white collar events. With five Comedy Central specials to his name, two one man shows and multiple appearances on ensemble line ups in live, DVD as well as prime time TV format and ten years on the SA comedy scene, Richelieu has proven staying power within the comedy community.

Regarded as one of the finest show MC’s, Richelieu has hosted shows in every comedy club in SA including Cape Town Comedy Club, Goliath Comedy Club, Parkers Comedy and Jive as well as hosted a nationwide comedy tour. Richelieu had the opportunity to battle fellow comics in a roast style comedy show and is the first
Comedy Central Roast Battle Champion of South Africa, he was subsequently invited onto the MSC Sinfonia where he got to roast VIP guests on board as well as perform stand up comedy routines within the main theatre on the ship.

A keen writer, he has been a part of the writing team, and starred, in the popular South African skit show Bantu Hour on SABC2. His writing experience does not end there as he was on the writing team for Larger Than Life on SABC3 as well as did writing duties for the judges on the Comedy Roast Battle Shows.


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