What does a Speedo wearing Nutella freak who once did too much meth do when he turns 36?  

He gets over his shit, writes a book about it and after a few years, calls his therapist.

Costa:  Can I stand up on a stage and laugh at my life?

Therapist:  Well, we got the meds right, didn’t we?

Costa defines late blooming with his very first time on stage was at the age of 44 at the New York Gotham Comedy Club where he trained under Stephen Rosenfeld of the American Comedy Institute.  Since then he has performed all over South Africa including the Hilton and Redhill Arts Festival in 2022 /23, Dubai and Kulala Lumpur

Desperate for attention he wrote his own one man show “Desperately Seeking Souvlaki” that has played in South Africa, Greece and Cyprus with two shows in the USA

A Johannesburg man at heart he has perfected the art of missing potholes and is the go-to guy for ALL Eskom updates.  He loves his two goldfish and appreciates a good pedicure now and then.


A South African Greek stand-up comedy feast.  A 70 min show that takes the audience on a journey on what it’s like to be Costa in this world.  From hilarious gags about his upbringing to his dating escapades, Costa gets vulnerable showing not only the flaws in himself but in his community and South Africa. Such honesty, sharp wit and cheekiness mean no one is safe and many parallels can be drawn between all communities in SA and this Greek condition that Costa highlights.  


Superb. I haven’t laughed so much in ages.

Robbie Appelbaum

It hit me in the gut and the heart in the funniest way possible. Bravo.

Tony Zourides

Brilliant show. I had tears from laughing.

Jane Simmons

Worthy of its standing ovation.

Ginny Tselingas

Want to see great stand-up comedy? Book now.

Eugene Jordaan



8 March 2024: Nicosia

Gallery @ Skali Aglatzias, Nicosia

10 March 2024: Limassol, Cyprus

Sto Dromo Bar, Limassol

12 April 2024: Austin USA

Flamencura Studio

24 April 2024: Los Angeles

Springbok Bar and Grill

Did you miss out?

23 April 2023: Johannesburg

Theatre on the Square

28-30 JULY 2023: Johannesburg

RedFest – Redhill

25 May 2023: Cape Town

Hellenic Club Greenpoint

7 SEPTEMBER 2023: Athens, Greece

Solonos 9


Theatre on the Square

17 March 2024: Villa Simonne




My Book

“I’m at the start of an Olympic Distance Triathlon! A Greek, about to get all Olympic, following in the footsteps of my ancestors who created the games to celebrate human endeavour its ability to be pushed to the limits. Who would have thought that six years earlier I was in a deserted house in rural Mexico with a junkie smoking crack cocaine for the first time? The start of a downward spiral that would bring me to my knees and close to death. Although, maybe the seeds of my descent had been planted long before that…”

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