Riaad Moosa – Life Begins – Netflix Comedy Special
Riaad Moosa – Life Begins – Netflix Comedy Special. Anxiety? Fatigue? Stress? Heavy chest? These could all be signs of withdrawal symptoms from life ‘pre-COVID’.
It turns out that there is a cure for this hollow feeling in our chests. A healthy dose of laughter – straight up! – with Riaad Moosa’s latest comedy special, Life Begins, available for viewing on the popular video-on-demand streaming platform, Netflix, from Friday, 3rd July. It’s officially online now!
In Life Begins, Riaad Moosa tries to figure out whether life truly does begin at 40 – a snapshot into his life as a 40-something, father of four kids, husband, comedian, actor and with cultural and political issues thrown in.
“In many ways, I feel like I’m still crawling.”
I’m looking back at my journey from being an aspirational doctor. Coming from a relatively conservative Muslim background, where both my parents were doctors, and how I actually journeyed to becoming a stand-up comedian,” comments Riaad.
Riaad Moosa is one of South Africa’s most renowned funny men. As the “Comedy Doctor”, he certainly knows the remedy to the nation’s ills. He has brought so much joy to the stage and now on screen!
“The show is very philosophical and existential. It involves the normal issues of getting older while at the same time experiencing, at a maturity where I’m supposedly wise. A world that is completely turned on its head.
It’s about how I negotiate all these things happening around me while trying to maintain a positive attitude. Through my comedic lens, I hope to put a different spin on that. Hopefully my next 40 years lived with renewed vigor and excitement,” Moosa adds.