Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys has been active as an entertainer reflecting the realities of life in South Africa with humour and hope. It is not stand-up comedy and being an MC is not part of it.

“This satirist, commentator and comedian still has it in spades!” CITIZEN

His presentation to corporate audiences will reflect the realities confronting our society. There will be good news and bad news, all offered up with equal-opportunity satire and so not taking political sides. The essence however will be one of hope, optimism, transformation and reconciliation, using humour to remind of the past, reflect the present and suggest a future with all the speed-wobbles and satirical delights that have been Pieter-Dirk Uys’s forte since 1978.

“Sparing nobody and nothing, he reaches for the jugular in every context – but more entertaining than the sheer skill of characterization and his ability to force you to laugh at your greatest fears, is the unique structure of this production.”  SA Jewish Report

Three suggested presentations are offered:


“It’s as clever and entertaining as ever! Laughter, they say, is the best medicine and there is loads of the good stuff in this show.” ARTSLINK

On the performance area are over a dozen boxes, each clearly numbered.  Uys pays tribute to the theatre audiences that have made his job as entertainer possible. He invites members of his corporate audience to choose a box / a number. In each will be a story, a sketch, one or two characters. The entertainment is therefore different each time through the varied choices with Uys being the linking voice, reflecting on topical controversies and political absurdities between the stories. There is also space to personalise the presentation and focus on the corporate issues at hand. The audience stays involved throughout. (30mins/45 mins/60 mins)


“Uys dons eyelashes and presidents listen.” LA Times

Evita Bezuidenhout, the most famous white woman in South Africa, is a legend and an icon. She will focus on life in the Rainbow Nation and present her State of the Nation address. It will include her passion for cooking towards reconciliation. This can be one session, or if the occasion is a sit-down dinner, divided into two halves, before the main course and after the main course. (60 mins/30 mins X 2)

  1. 3.       PDU & CO

“Uys clearly has his finger on the pulse of the nation. He will get you giggling, while hitting you hard and making you think.” THE STAR

A presentation either in one session or two: Pieter-Dirk Uys presents sketches that illustrate life in South Africa and ends with Evita Bezuidenhout who then gives her focus on the future having been such a vibrant part of the past. Or a first half with PDU and then after dinner/speech break Mrs Bezuidenhout in her full red-carpet glory. (45 – 60mins/30 mins x2)