Comedy Biography: Martin Evans
Martin Evans recently won back to back “Standard Bank Ovation Awards” for his solo show “FBPK” and his partnership in “Pants on Fire” at the 2012 “South African National Arts Festival” in Grahamstown.
His new plan, is to release a new show every year with 2014 being no exception with his critically acclaimed “#SorryNotSorry” receiving rave reviews.
In 2015, Martin will be releasing his brand new show “War Donkey- The Polony Diaries” at the National Arts Festival.
In 2013, Martin spent nine months performing across America and Europe and undertook a 5000 mile road trip across 14 states of America. Whilst performing in thirteen countries from the Seychelles to Malta and back.
Described as having one of the finest comedy minds in the business, with a sense of humour that is intelligent and sophisticated. Martin has long been praised for his originality and his quality of performance. Martin’s hundreds of performances internationally put him right at the top of his game. From headlining and mc’ing shows in the top venue’s in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Seychelles, Bahrain, Dubai, Spain, Belgium, Malta, Austria, USA, Jersey, Poland with more in the diary, to countless performances across South Africa.
Martin’s corporate client list is very impressive and done everything from voiceover work and corporate acting, to three successful solo comedy shows. Martin has been actively involved in the outdoor music festivals in South Africa and has mc’d nearly every major music festival across the country, working with bands such as Feeder, The Prodigy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club amoung many others.
Martin is recognizable as the face of over 35 television commercials internationally. More recently, in South Africa as the lead in the Castle Lager and ABSA investments campaigns. Martin can also been seen in several music videos for some of the top artists in South Africa.
Martin was recently seen in Comedy Central Special on DSTV, but many will remember him from the BBC show “Come Dine with me South Africa”. The episode was the most talked about reality show in recent years. Winning a SAFTA award.
Martin has performed for a variety of corporate clients. From Golf Day’s through to hosting awards, Comedy sets, as well as writing and creating bespoke packages for clients events. Martin only has a limited corporate season as he is involved with many other projects through the year.
In April of 2015, Martin started broadcasting on CAPE TALK and 702 talk radio, where he hopes to be spending a lot more of his time in the coming years.
Winner Laughing Horse Big Big New Act Competition London Comedy Festival 2004
Winner of the London Heats of the
FHM Holsten Pils comp, UK 2004
Runner up for the UK
FHM Holsten Pils Comedy Comp, UK 2004
Finalist Newbury Comedy Festival, UK
Semi -Finalist So You Think You are Funny
Edinburgh Festival 2004
Winner of the “Standard Bank Ovation Award” at the 2011 National Arts Festival
Winner of the “Standard Bank Ovation Award” at the 2012 National Arts Festival