Kate Pinchuck

Kate Pinchuck is an award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, and writer.


Kate returned from the 2018 National Arts Festival as a double Standard Bank Ovation award-winner, receiving acclaim for her debut theatrical one-woman show, Medusa Incarnate, which she created, wrote and performed, as well as her performance as the AI system SUSANN in dystopian future sci-fi, Gaslight. In 2019, Kate received another Ovation award for her two-hander stand-up comedy show, Frizz Pop, with comedian Lindy Johnson.


In 2019, a Frizz Pop line-up show was taped by Black Sheep Films and is currently streaming on Showmax. Kate has been consistently rising up in the comedy scene and has taped two line-up comedy specials for Mannequin Films, Laugh At First Sight, (DSTV on Demand/Showmax) and Funny People Africa (Showmax). Her stand-up can most recently be seen in sketch comedy and stand-up series Comedy Mixtape (SABC 2).


Her film and TV work includes her role as Taryn Wiener in the Showmax hit Tali’s Baby Diary, the sequel to the successful first season of Tali’s Wedding Diary, various sketches in Comedy Mixtape (SABC 2), and a supporting role as quirky roommate Anika in Amy Jephta’s rom-com, Late Bloomer (Mnet & Showmax).


Kate has extensive theatre experience, She spent two years performing Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa! at the Artscape (2017, 2018), directed by Roy Sargeant. In 2018, she took on the comic Shakespearean role of Hortensio in the critically acclaimed all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew at Maynardville Open Air Theatre, under the direction of Tara Notcutt.


She most recently wrote and performed as a correspondent on The Late Night Show with Mojak Lehoko for the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival and SABC2 and as the co-host of Social Gaming and Coconuts for Emerge Gaming on GINX, DSTV.


She is currently in the midst of a successful tour of her solo stand-up comedy show, Trash Mouth, with sold out shows in both Cape Town and Joburg. Trash Mouth, reviewed by Netwerk24 at the National Arts Festival 2022, was described as “smart, challenging and provocative…bullseye laughing potion.”


She continues to write on personal projects for stage and film under the banner of her production company, Medusa Media, co-founded with her writing partner Sean Mongie.


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