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Deep Fried Man (real name Daniel Friedman) is a musical comedian, writer and satirist with his own quirky, unique style of performance and presentation. Deep Fried Man has performed at many of South Africa’s biggest comedy events (Blacks Only, Bafunny Bafunny, Kings and Queens of Comedy), won multiple awards (Comics Choice Award, Standard Bank Ovation Award), appeared in a host of TV shows and films (Material, ZANews, Comedy Central Presents Divine) and was a permanent cast member on multiple Emmy-nominated satirical news show Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola for seven seasons.
Since the beginning of his comedy career Deep Fried Man (Daniel Friedman) has also performed a variety of successful one-man shows and released a DVD and a CD. His personal highlights in his extensive career include but are not limited to, a viral video (An Idiot’s Guide To Singing the South African National Anthem – ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XGUUmfb_Ac ), accidentally getting Helen Zille trending worldwide with the #askhelenzille hashtag and getting a variety of politicians such as Julius Malema, Mmusi Maimane and Zwelenzima Vavi laughing out loud while listening to his satirical songs at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering. He also once sang Ice, Ice, Baby to Vanilla Ice himself. The proof is on YouTube check out the link to see his work (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSpYg4GZ2UM ).
Deep Fried Man can also develop customized musical comedy for corporate functions, campaigns and activations, with recent highlights including campaigns for ABSA, BrightRock and Me&You Mobile.
“Fantastic… I love his sense of humour. Wacky and unique” – Zapiro
“A breath of fresh air when it comes to comedy” – Kgomotso Moncho, The Star Tonight
“Riotously funny coupled with great socio-political insight” – Katy Chance, Business Day