Martin Evans has been a lucky man. Having performed in 18 countries world wide, winning a slew of awards both locally and internationally.
Martin is known for his ability to improvise a new set every night if the mood takes him, but has recently completed a critically acclaimed series of one man shows, that have nabbed him two “Standard Bank Ovation Awards”. His skills have been noted for his writing and Martin has recently written content for several of South Africa’s most successful artists.
Martin has been seen several on Comedy Central, once with Tumi Morake and more recently in his own special filmed in Cape Town as well as the brand new Comedy Central Show "The Roast Battle".
Many more will have seen him his notorious episode of “Come Dine with Me” that involved a worm and his camper van. The notorious episode has been seen by millions worldwide. For the record, Martin doesn’t live in a motorhome, nor is his a bad chef.
Born in England but raised in South Africa. Martin has called Cape Town home now for ten years. The film industry there has been a big part of Martin’s work and has seen him act in over 45 international television commercials and television shows over the past few years. In January 2017, he starts production in his first feature film as the lead actor.
Martin’s 800 plus performances internationally put him right at the top of his game. From headlining and mc’ing shows in the top venue's in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Seychelles, Bahrain, Dubai, Spain, Belgium, Malta, Austria, USA, Jersey, with more in the diary, to countless performances headlining and mc’ing across South Africa.
Martin is a regular presenter on Radio 702 and Cape Talk, the largest Radio Talk Show stations in Africa. Martin has been heavily involved in the Music Festivals run in South Africa. Martin has mc’d and performed and run the comedy tents at pretty much every major festival and promoter in South Africa, from Splashy Fenn, Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Synergy Live to Ramfest working with bands such as Feeder, The Prodigy, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Biffy Clyro among many others.
Martin is a regular contributor to youtube and twitter and can be found at: