Based: Johannesburg

Rasdien’s absurd yet thought-provoking stand-up comedy show tackles the touchy subject of evolution and how natural selection has blessed many of the figures that loom over South African life.

Joey Rasdien is well known for roles in movies such as Running Riot, Bunny Chow, Vaatjie Sien Sy Gat, Dollars and White Pipes, Outrageous Blitz Patrollie and “Material” with Riaad Moosa, Dis Ek Anna, Barakat, Material2 (to be released shortly)

Joey wrote, co-produced and acted in his own sitcom “Rasdien” which was flighted on SABC 2. In addition, he has performed in many major comedy festivals in South Africa and is a regular on the comedy circuit at the country’s leading venues. He also starred in the popular Last Laugh at The Lyric and The Pure Monate Show on SABC 1. Joey has also performed at the prestigious comedy venue Yuk Yuks in Toronto

Joey is known by his Peers as “The King of Corporates”,a well deserved title. Joey is a consummate MC, Facilitator and Host both on stage and virtually – his though provoking comedy has been well received virtually as he grounds his material to suit the brief and incorporates “take home” messages as briefed by Client.

His experience in the financial industry is an advantage when relating to a corporate audience which makes him a sought after Facilitator/Entertainer at conferences and corporate events. His clients include Coca Cola, ABI, RCI, MTN, MNET, Spoornet, FNB, ABSA, Standard Bank, Nedbank, The Gordon Institute of Business, Pfizer, Life Healthcare, Murray and Roberts and Sasol, amongst many others.

Having appeared in television ads; including Cell C, One Life Direct, KFC, The ICC Cricket World Cup Campaign and toured with the South African Cricket Team as one of the faces of South African Cricket.

This versatile performer is also a regular on the Club Comedy Club circuit, where he has performed to sell out audiences at including:

  • Parkers Comedy and Jive regularly
  • He has headlined Blacks only Comedy to a sell out crowds of 4000 people
  • He is a  a regular performer at the popular Heavyweight Comedy Jams
  • Joey has had sold out “one  man shows” on stage at the Lyric Theatre for 4 years running
  • 2012 saw Joey’s Mixed DNA The Tour, nationally
  • Joey Has MC’d 3 of the “ Kings and Queens” comedy festivals at Emperor’s Palace during 2012, 2013
  • Joey has performed at his one man shows every year since 2010 and has participated in many sell-out tours nationally for the past 15 years

On the Silver (and small) screens, his appearances include:

  • “Comedy Showcase”,
  • Sketches on “Jerry Springer’s Saturday Night”.
  • “The Phat Joe Show”, “Leriekeraai”, “Pap Idols”, “Spek Skieters” and a lead role in a “Quickies” Production.
  • Joey also performed rap in 4 music video recordings for the Department of Health for their AIDS campaign, Khomanani.
  • He also presented the popular live interactive game show, Play TV on SABC 3,
  • Scriptwriter and Performer on the comedy sketch show, “The Pure Monate Show” on SABC 1.
  • Hosting of his game show, Go For It, on SABC 2.
  • Laugh Out Loud, a prank show screened on M-net.
  • Joey is a regular on Kyknet & various SABC 1, 2 & 3 shows.
  • Joey was the main character in the International Award winning AIDS awareness campaign “SCRUTENIZE”.
  • One of the leads in “Blitzpatrolie” which Premiered on May 10, 2013 , and is promising to be a box office  record breaker
  • Joey won the “Lipsync” Challenge against Loyiso Gola 2016
  • Joey Anchored the GLN network series in 2016
  • Material
  • Dollars and White Pipes
  • Blitzpatrolie
  • Barakat, to be released 2021 – nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film
  • Ek is Anna
  • Material 2 – to be released 2021

Joey won Best Actor Award at the Nante Film Festival in France for his role in the film “Bunny Chow”

Joey has become an Ambassador for Adidas internationally, and a spokesperson for 46664 as well as the Mandela Foundation