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Schalk Bezuidenhout

Schalk Bezuidenhout

Bio

Schalk Bezuidenhout was born in a very Afrikaans, ‘bring-back-Apartheid’ town right next to the airport in Johannesburg. In Kempton Park, the traditional Afrikaans way of living was a good life. Your mother’s breast milk would be “brandewyn en Coke” (brandy and Coke) and you would walk kaalvoet (barefoot) to school. His family and friends stood back as they watched Schalk evolve from an Afrikaans conservative caterpillar into a beautiful drama queen butterfly, complete with a moustache and furry afro. It was obvious to Schalk’s parents that he would study drama, and to help numb the pain they sent him away to study at the University of Cape Town. While studying in Cape Town, Schalk slowly began to realise that there was so much more to life than short shorts and rugby, and started doing stand-up comedy in April 2011.