Donovan David Goliath (true!) is a Caucasian-looking coloured guy from Mthatha (formerly Umtata) who speaks Xhosa. As strange as it may sound this is how this multi-talented artist rounds off who he is.
Born in the Eastern Cape, Goliath left his lucrative advertising job for a full-time career in comedy. Goliath’s act is based on insightful storytelling and simple truths using various characters and impersonations. He has performed on multiple big stages and festivals including the International Comedy Central Africa Festival, Shoko Festival (Zimbabwe), Montreux Comedy Festival(Switzerland), Blacks Only, Soweto Comedy Festival, 99% Xhosa Comedy, African Kings Of Comedy and completed a 51 show, 3-month comedy run at Gold Reef City.
His successful debut one-man show Live Series With Donovan Goliath at The Lyric Theatre sold out over 2 nights and went on to premiere on DSTV Box Office.
He is no stranger to television appearing as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, co-hosting The Great South African Bake Off, writing and acting in the popular SA sketch show Bantu Hour and various cameo appearances in top SA sitcoms.
Donovan hosted the weekly show on M-Net “The 101” and was also one of the founding members of the comedy club, Goliath and Goliath.