Nik grew up on a farm in Plumstead West (a.k.a. Constantia) where he learnt to climb trees, make pots and speak Xhosa. Things seemed to be going to plan (for his Jewish Mother) when he graduated from UCT with Business Science Degree. But, then he travelled Southern Africa with a theatre company and a herd of donkeys and it all went a little pear-shaped. His stand-up comedy career began shortly thereafter, when he started appearing on Comedy Showcase as renowned Zimbabwean donkey-rustler Jabulani Ndlovu.
Familiar to television viewers as the whacky presenter of the SABC 1 Coca-Cola Megamillions Gameshow and M-Web’s train-surfing lycra-bodysuit guy, Nik has produced and starred in various one man shows, the most recent being One Man One Goat. He hasappeared in a number of local and international comedy festivals and performed for organisations across the continent.
With an impressive grasp of multiple languages, and a passion for goats, Nik Rabinowitz has established himself as South Africa’s top Jewish, Xhosa-speaking comedian.
From whacky stand-up comic to high profile MC, Nik has performed for corporates, government and NGOs. He’s starred in numerous local and international TV commercials, and recorded an abundance of voice work.
With an impressive grasp of multiple languages, and a passion for connecting people and cultures, Nik is establishing himself as an outstanding and unique South African entertainer.
'Kraakvars!' Die Son
'Nik Rabinowitz is a funny guy The Cape Times
'Inspired satire..' Cape Argus
'Rabinowitz shines' Cape Argus
'A true comedy export' Cape TImes
'Stand-up comedy does not get more koshe than this.'The Argus
'Blurring the borders between cultures' Cape Times
'A positively exhilarating ride.. witty, but never barbed' The Small Times
His unique material blurs all sorts of cultural and ethnic borders? and his facility with language gives him license to probe all manner of cultural and political nooks and crannies that very few other comedians feel comfortable to pursue. Cape Time