Loyiso Gola Biography: Age, Career, TV Shows & Net Worth


Loyiso Gola (born 16 May 1983) is a South African comedian, journalist, and actor born in Gugulethu, Cape Town.

He is best known for his roles on the television comedy talk show Phat Joe Live, Pure Monate Show, and Dinner with the President.

He is the co-creator and anchor of the television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on e.tv and eNCA.

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Loyiso Gola Age

He was born on 16 May 1983 in Gugulethu, Cape Town in South Africa. Gola is 40 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on May 16th every year.

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Gola attended Zonnebloem Nest Senior School in Woodstock after leaving Gugulethu at the age of 14. He matriculated in 2002, the same year he won the Sprite Soul Comedy Tour.


His career started right from high school performing with the Cape Comedy Collective at the age of 17. He has since then progressed and performed on big stages all over the world.

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His television career began with appearances on SABC 1 in the Phat Joe Live talk show in 2002, and Pure Monate Show in 2003.

In 2007 he became the co-host of the SABC 2 Dinner with the President talk show created by Pieter-Dirk Uys, playing the role of the black grandson of the satirist’s alter ego Evita Bezuidenhout.

In 2010 he became the host of the Late Nite News satirical series he co-created with fellow comedian Kasigo Lediga.

TV Shows

  • Phat Joe Live (2002)
  • The Pure Monate Show (2003)
  • Dinner with the President – co-host with Pieter-Dirk Uys (2007)
  • Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola – host (2010)
  • Comedy Central Presents Loyiso Gola Live at Parker’s (2012)

One-man shows

  • I’m Frank (2006)
  • Loyiso Gola for President (2007)
  • Coming Home (2010)
  • Life & Times (2011)
  • Professional Black (2012)
  • Loyiso Gola Live (2013)
  • State of the Nation Address (2014)


  • Bunny Chow Know Thyself (2006)
  • Outrageous (2010)
  • Copposites (2012)
  • Catching Feelings (2017)


  • 2002 – Winner of Sprite Soul Comedy Tour
  • 2007 – South African Comedy Award – Best Breakthrough Comedy Act for Loyiso Gola for President
  • 2014 – The Savanna SA Comic’s Choice Award – Comic of the Year Award

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $200,000 which he has earned as a comedian.







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