Emilio Tobias is a young Stand-Up Comedian who grew up in Eldorado Park and Soweto in the South of Johannesburg. Emilio has been nominated in the 2019 Savanna Comic’s Choice Awards in the Newcomer Category.
Tobias started his comedy career in 2015 with his best friend and has made big strides in a short space of time. Emilio’s comedy brings a whole new perspective based on his upbringing. Growing up in Soweto while going to school in a Eldorado Park.
Emilio won the opportunity to tour with SA’s biggest comedy acts (Neil Green, Robby Collins, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Loyiso Madinga and Mpho Popps). The #TrendingComics tour is a spin off of the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival and was sponsored by Tall Horse Wines. The young man was also been labelled to be part of the ‘Next Comedy Generation’, even taking part in the 2nd and 3rd annual Goliath Comedy Experience at the Goliath Comedy Club.
Emilio has played at various venues in almost every major city in South Africa and Namibia namely, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Windhoek, Bloemfontein, East London, Grahamstown, Pretoria, Sekunda. In 2017 he debuted his 2-man Comedy Special “How We Go These Suits” to a sold out crowd at the Joburg Theatre. The Show has since been put up in Durban and also Sold Out in Cape Town
Emilio made Television Appearances on:
– Mzansi Comedy Nights on DSTV’s Mzansi Magic
-As a People (Sketch Comedy) On Comedy Central
– Verified (Won Sketch Comedy Competition), SABC1
– Guy Code – MTV
Emilio has also taken part in a number of successful social media ad campaigns, starring in adverts for HiFi Corporation and Russels.