Vittorio Leonardi

Comedian and MC - Johannesburg
Vittorio Leonardi


Vittorio Leonardi began his career on August 27th 1999 by being a stand-up comedian for over 11 years. His an accomplished improvised comedian having performed with the Joe Parker’s Improvise Express and The Starship Improvise for over 8 years.

Being awarded two Comedy Industry Awards in 2008, presented by Acappella Productions and voted on by fellow comedians, receiving The Trusty Steed Award for most reliable comedian and The Scribe Award for highest turnover of new material. Being asked twice to speak about stand-up comedy at Mensa and Toastmasters South Africa.

In television, he has made appearances on Comedy Showcase (2001) and Laugh Out Loud (2005) and the political satire show, Last Say on Sunday (2009) where he was both head writer and a cast member.

In the film, he appeared in District 9 as Michael Bloemstein; an MNU Alien Civil Affairs Representative. He has also made appearances on Joe Parker Comedy Express II DVD.

Vittorio Leonardi


Vittorio was once a resident MC at various comedy nights across Gauteng including Tanz Café, Bryanston; News Café, Faerie Glen and The Venetian Show Bar in The Marco Polo Casino. From heavy metal to relationship jargon, this comic takes the world and turns it sideways getting us to see it as it could be if we'd all just reach behind our backs, pull out a cream pie, throw it and learn to laugh; from shoe sizes to the inner workings of the Roman Army.

An Italian-born stallion left home, Welkom and successfully navigated the many pitfalls of a world with shoes and electricity in his travels around South Africa. Slightly skewed and a bit quirky was governed by cartoon law - Vittorio has tried to show audiences a new way to see the world.


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