• Yaaseen Barnes has twice been awarded South African comedy’s highest accolades – the Savanna Comic’s Choice Award, for Best Newcomer in 2015, and Intermediate Comic of the Year in 2016 as well as other awards
  • He was named in Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Youth in 2016
  • He has been featured on television in the SAFTA winning Point of Order, and joined the Both Worlds writing team for Point of Order, Parlement Parlement, Comedy Central News, and the twice Emmy nominated ZANews.
  • Yaaseen has his own popular web series, The Weekly Noise, cohosts a podcast with writer Karen Jeynes on DailyVox, and runs 3 gigs around Cape Town
  • Yaaseen has created online content and worked with various brands, including Jive, Whiskas and Otees and has done MC work for FNB and Cape Town Tourism.

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