Joey Rasdien

Joey Rasdien is a South African stand-up comedian, actor and writer who rose to prominence after his contribution as a performer and writer on SABC 1’s The Pure Monate Show.
Joey Rasdien
Born Yusuf Joey Rasdien
April 22, 1976
South Africa
Education Coronationville High
RAU (now UJ)
Occupation Actor
Since 2002 – to date
Agent Unknown
Website Unknown

Joey Rasdien was born Yusuf Joey Rasdien in Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

He went to  Coronationville High school and later attended Rand Afrikaans University (noe known as University of Johannesburg) where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce.

Prior to becoming a comedian, Joey Rasdien worked at Alexander Forbes as a financial adviser.

Rasdien started out performing at comedy clubs, casinos and resorts before being invited to perform on 5FM’s Beach Tour.

He followed up by performing for two weeks at a Ha–Ha Comedy Festival at the Playhouse Company, Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Some of Rasdien’s earlier work include appearances on the Phat Joe Show, Quickies, Jerry Springer’s Saturday Night, Comedy Showcase, Play TV and hosting his own game show on SABC 2, Go For It.

In 2003, he was cast in The Pure Monate Show, an SABC 1 hit sketch comedy show, he served as a performer and writer.

In 2005, he joined Jeremy Mansfield, Darren Simpson and Ferdinand Rabie on then M-Net’s prank comedy show, Laugh Out Loud and returned for the show’s second season which ran until 2007.

In the same year he was cast in Dollars and White Pipes alongside Garth Breytenbach, Clint Brink and David Newton.

In 2006, he was cast as Basil Adams in Running Riot alongside Bill Flynn, Paul Slabolepszy as well as Vanessa Harris and starred as Joey in Bunny Chow Know Thyself with Kim Engelbrecht, Kagiso Lediga and David Kibuuka.

In 2008, he played a Judge in Vaatjie Sien sy Gat. In 2010, he was part of the all star cast in a feature length stand up comedy, Outrageous, which was produced by Anant Singh and released at cinemas nationwide. He was also part of the celebrity cast of the first season of Tropika Island of Treasure, which at the time aired on and took part in Mauritius.

In 2009, he was part of the feature length Downtown Comedy Fest which took place at the Tshwane civic theatre.

In 2010, he created and starred in a sitcom, Rasdien, which aired on SABC 2 until January 2011.

In 2011, he was part of the SABC 2’s short lived satirical sketch comedy show, Colour TV.

In 2012, he starred alongside Riaad Moosa and Vincent Ebrahim in a critically acclaimed hit comedy film Material.

In 2013, he starred in Blitzpatrollie with David Kau and David Kibuuka. In the same year he hosted  Comedy Central Presents Live at Parker’s

Rasdien stand up career includes, Yuk Yuks comedy club in Canada and Dubai, Cape Town International Comedy Festival, Heavyweight Comedy Jams, Let Durban Laugh Festival, University of Pretoria Festival, Oppikoppi Rock Festival and Blacks Only.



Year Title Role Notes
unknown Play TV Host Game Show
unknown Go For It Host Game Show
2003 – 2004 The Pure Monate Show Himself/ various roles Also served as a writer
2005 – 2006 Laugh Out Loud Himself Prank Comedy Show
2005 Dollars and White Pipes unknown Minor Role, Feature Film
2006 Running Riots Basil Adams Feature Film
2006 Bunny Chow Know Thyself Joey Feature Film
2008 Vaatjie Sien sy Gat Judge Feature Film
2008 Tropika Island of Treasure: Mauritius Himself Reality Show (season 1)
2009 Downtown Comedy Fest Himself Feature Length Comedy Show
2010 – 2011 Rasdien Ben Rasdien Sitcom
2010 Outrageous Himself Feature Length Stand Up
2011 Colour TV Various Roles Sketch Comedy Show
2012 Material Yusuf Feature Film
2013 Comedy Central Presents Live at Parker’s Host Comedy Show
2013 Blitzpatrollie Rummy Augustine Feature Film