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SA Comedy Awards ‘Stand-up Comic Of The Year 2007’ nominee, Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards  ‘Best Performance’ nominee He made his ‘One-Man Show’ debut in 2005 with his self-written, produced & directed show: ‘Defending the Laid Man’- for which he earned 2 Fleur Du Cap Theatre Award nominations. “Newton walks on stage and re-writes the recipe for stand-up comedy…” -ArtSmart Durban “Genius lies in making us laugh at the taboo… He may just be one of our most natural stand-ups” -Cape Times After the national success of Defending the Laid Man, David came back with his follow-up show Politically Incorrect- a hysterically controversial show, where David takes his Stand Up Comedy license and drives it full speed through ‘politically inappropriate’ territory.  “...he is still a star in the rising. Politically Incorrect is ultimately part of his journey on the way to becoming one of  South Africa's superstar comedians.”- Media 24.  The runaway success of his follow-up show, Politically Incorrect resulted in David being nominated for a South African Comedy Award for ‘Best Stand-up Comedy of the Year 2007’. “His last show, Defending the Laid Man, 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” -Derek Wilson (Editor- Argus TONIGHT); Cape Town International Comedy Festival-  2006 (Danger Zone) & 2007 (Main Arena);Old Mutual Comedy Encounters in Cape Town- 2009; SABC3 Comedy Showcase- 2003; Grahamstown National Arts Festival- 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009 David made his TV presenting debut on SABC3’s Couch Trip (Big Blue Productions- who also created Going Nowhere Slowly), which ran for 2 seasons in 2006. David followed this up by making it into the ‘Final 12’ of the Top Billing Presenter Search for 2006 and cameo appeared on the show in 2008.


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