Jaryd is rising comedian, actor and emcee. Rooted in standup comedy since the age of 17, he’s gone on to perform his unique style of comedy at venues and clubs around the country, including festivals like Rocking the Daisies (2014, 2016) and Bazique Festival 2019 to mention a few. In 2015 Jaryd won The Comedy Showdown competition, and earlier that year performed his debut at the Soweto Theatre for the Savanna Newcomers Showcase. In 2016 he was also a finalist in Comedy Central’s Grab the Mic competition. Jaryd, with his solo show, ‘Life of Pillay’ has been running since 2018 and has seen successful runs at the National Arts Festival 2018 as well as at The Baxter Theatre in October 2019. Along with stand-up Jaryd has achieved a BA degree in Live Performance at The South African School of Live Performance and Motion Picture Medium, AFDA, where he further developed and honed his skills as a performer.