Mad, zany, lively and manic are among the many words that are used to describe comedian Kurt Schoonraad. Hailing from Mitchell's Plain, Kurt is Cape Town's favourite comedian and his earthy humour makes him a real South African boykie in every way. Although hilariously funny, he performs a clean act focusing on the widespread diversity of our rainbow nation’s varied cultures.

Kurt pioneered Jou Ma se Comedy Club, a popular and ground-breaking weekly showcase that is truly benefiting Cape Town culture and the comedy industry as a whole. Kurt is thus seen as an ambassador by many of his contemporaries and has involved himself in a number of charitable causes to boot. Kurt is a popular favourite on the South African Arts Festival scene and some of his stage accolades include the East Coast Radio Ha Ha Comedy Showcase in Durban, Smirnoff Comedy Festival and the Cape Town International Comedy Festival. Most recently Kurt produced both The Barnyard National Comedy Festival and the Jou Ma se Comedy event, together with the Cape Town Festival.

Kurt is no stranger to South African small screen's, Kurt is best known as the quirky accidental tourist on the hit SABC TV series Going Nowhere Slowly and for his role as the whacky protagonist on the popular game show Crazy Games for 3 seasons (2006-09). Other TV accolades include hosting a season of the ever popular Comedy Showcase on SABC, featuring one Pieter Dirk Uys’s Evita Bezuidenhout, Live & Dangerous and Barry Hilton’s Funny you should say that.