Masood Boomgaard: Comedian - Actor - Content Creator - Film Maker
Masood Boomgaard is a comedian, actor, social media content creator, film maker and MC who has been active in the entertainment industry for over a decade. As a live stand-up comedy performer he has played across South Africa to packed theatres and auditoriums as a solo act and alongside some of the biggest names in the industry. He has also toured globally, having performed on numerous occasions in London, Dubai, Australia and the United States. His ‘African Indian’ solo comedy show was staged on London’s West End with its international follow-up ‘Indians from Africa’ showcasing in New York and Hollywood. His other solo comedy specials include “Joker” and “Funny Country.” In 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown Masood was the first South African comedian to record a lockdown comedy special from his home, entitled “My Father’s House.” Masood is often featured as a guest on national and regional radio and has been seen on Comedy Central. He is also a sought after corporate entertainer. Among his past blue chip clients are FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank, Liberty and Mercedes-Benz.
Masood is also a social media content creator who scripts, produces and acts in social media advertisements for numerous regional and national businesses. His online comedy skits and videos often reach millions of viewers across the world. As an actor he has appeared in film and television. He was recently seen on the popular Etv soapie “Imbewu”
He has also written, directed and produced three of his own films namely Attack of the Indian Werewolf (official selection 2010 Durban International Film Festival), Curry and Vice and the 2021 film The Golden Cock: Revenge of Manu which he also starred in.
- Toured four continents performing stand-up comedy. Performed in New York, Hollywood, London, Dubai and Australia.
- Corporate entertainer for the likes of FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank and others.
- Produced viral social media content reaching millions of online viewers
- Writer, director and producer of feature films, two of which enjoyed cinematic releases