David Newton – Conference Comedian

David Newton - Conference Comedian
David Newton - Conference Comedian

David Newton – Conference Comedian

After the national success of David Newton – Conference Comedian first ever one-man show: Defending the Laid Man (for which he picked up 2 Fleur Du Cap theatre award nominations in 2006 for ‘Best Performance in a One-hander’ & ‘People’s Choice Award’.

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.

If we’ve all been thinking it and he shouldn’t be saying it, he most probably is. Book through Speakers Inc

Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards

  • ‘Best Performance in a One-hander’ 2006 nominee
  • SA Comedy Awards
  • ‘Best Stand-up Comic of the Year’ 2007 nominee

David Newton – Conference Comedian

David was one of six SA comics at the Cape Town International Comedy Festival in September 2006- performing along-side twenty of the worlds best international acts while scooping great media reviews, which resulted in him being asked to perform at the ‘Best of Fest’ show.

David’s obvious popularity with the crowds resulted in the Festival organisers inviting David to return and be part of the line-up on the Main Stage at the Cape Town International Comedy Festival 2007

David has become one of South Africa’s most bankable comics- achieving this by making his comedy so appealing to his fans through his ability to speak directly and frankly about situations that happen to all of us.

His comedy material is so true to life that he effortlessly makes audiences relate to just about every subject he gives his comedic angle on, prompting critics to comment: “one gets the feeling that David is not scared of any subject…”

2006: other than David’s national tour of Defending the Laid Man, he produced the DVD of the same show, took two shows to the Grahamstown Arts Festival.

2007: David followed with a new hit comedy show: Politically Incorrect

2006: David hosted the SABC 3’s reality travel show, Couch Trip for 2 seasons (26 episodes)

David Newton – Conference Comedian

David is also in demand as a presenter and Master of Ceremonies. His audiences have ranged from conference goers to Fashion gurus.

Wine makers to corporate ‘big shots’…and was recently the emcee for SA’s royalty Freshly Ground, The Rudimentals & Bed On Bricks. Follow Speakers Inc on Twitter

David was also alongside Lebo Meshile presenting the ‘ACT Awards’ in Jo’burg (2006 & 2007).

David has just recently been selected as a semi-finalist in the Top Billing Nationwide Presenter Search.







“For most performers, coming off a highly successful show would be rather daunting, but watching David Newton in action suggests that he has no worries… The show is packed with many surprises and many moments that will leave you repeatedly telling yourself that “he did not just say that? …

Although he has been around for a while, watching Newton in action suggests that he is still a star in the rising. He has the principles of stand-up down, but leaves the audience with the knowledge that there is still a lot more to come…

Politically Incorrect is ultimately part of his journey on the way to becoming one of South Africa’s superstar comedians.”- Media 24

“His last show, Defending the Laid Man, was one of the best feats of stand-up comedy I’d seen in years – and it was politically incorrect too – but seeing Politically Incorrect left me laughed out. It is exquisitely funny”- Derek Wilson (Editor- Argus TONIGHT)

“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

Tech requirements: A good PA system with a good quality mic; good lighting and a stage (if necessary) required …