Hot on the heels of his 2021 Netflix hour special, ‘Unlearning’, released earlier this year to much critical acclaim – Double Emmy Award nominated comedian Loyiso Gola has announced a U.K. tour, a full length version of his Edinburgh 2019 show ‘Pop Culture’. The tour starts on 3rd July at Brighton’s The McElderry and culminates at London’s Leicester Square Theatre on 31st October.
‘Pop Culture’ sees Loyiso take you on a hilarious journey through the many pop culture moments that have shaped all of our lives. Pop, as a culture, that is deemed somehow inclusive. Michael Jackson’s music was a constant in his house and suddenly he is being told to cancel the King Of Pop from his iTunes playlist by friends and family! He discusses how pop has an ability to oversimplify very complicated ideas, sometimes to the detriment of society. As a result of growing up in an unequal post-apartheid South Africa Notorious BIG was obviously way more important to him than The Beatles!
Gola deems Jesus as one of the most influential pop stars of all time…and he explores this theory throughout the show. The jury is out on whether Loyiso is a fan of pop culture but his exploration of the issues at hand are riveting to hear. He admits he doesn’t have all the answers but what he does have for sure are tons of questions?!
“I’m excited to be finally being back on the road, and in the UK, after over a year and being able to share some of my thoughts of the past 12 months with the audience…” LOYISO GOLA JUNE 2021
As an actor he featured in the film ‘Catching Feelings’, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and then at the Urban World Festival in New York City. He also appeared on 50 Cent’s sketch comedy television show ’50 Central’.
With his sharp wit, unmistakable charm and thought-provoking comedy style, Loyiso Gola has been enthralling audiences for over a decade.
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Sat 3rd & Fri 9th BRIGHTON – The McElderry www.warrenfestival.co.uk
Thurs 30th COVENTRY – Assembly Festival www.assemblyfestival.com/coventry
Fri 1st BIRMINGHAM – The Glee Club www.glee.co.uk
Sat 2nd ABERYSTWYTH – Comedy Festival https://abercomedyfest.co.uk/
Thurs 7th NORWICH – Arts Centre www.norwichartscentre.co.uk
Fri 8th LEEDS – Last Stop To Edin Festival www.carriageworkstheatre.co.uk
Wed 13th BRIGHTON – Komedia http://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/
Thurs 14th OXFORD – The Glee Club www.glee.co.uk
Fri 15th BRISTOL – The Comedy Box/The Hen & Chicken www.thecomedybox.co.uk
Tues 19th SALFORD QUAYS – The Lowry www.thelowry.com
Wed 20th GLOUCESTER – Guildhall www.gloucester.gov.uk/guildhall
Thurs 21st NOTTINGHAM – Lakeside Arts Centre www.lakesidearts.org.uk/home.html
Fri 22nd NEWCASTLE – The Stand www.thestand.co.uk
Sat 23rd GLASGOW – The Stand www.thestand.co.uk
Sun 24th EDINBURGH – The Stand www.thestand.co.uk
Fri 29th MAIDENHEAD – Norden Farm www.nordenfarm.org
Sat 30th CAMBRIDGE – Junction 2 www.junction.co.uk
Sun 31st LONDON – Leicester Square Theatre www.leicestersquaretheatre.com