Eugene Khoza

Eugene Khoza is a South African comedian and television presenter best known for co-hosting (with Fezile Makhanya and Lebo Motsoeli) the SABC1 sports magazine show Countdown 2010, from 2008-2010.

Born and bred in Pretoria, Eugene has advanced in the world of local comedy and can now be found performing all over the country. His growing ethnic fan base has been accredited to his multilingual delivery and his understanding of cultures and being able to engage them all on a humorous level.

It is this ability that took him from performing open spots to hosting the popular Horror Café Comedy Night for a year.

His rise in the comedy ranks began when he made the semi-finals of M-Net’s Laugh Out Loud comedy competition and in the same year won the Ricoffy Comedy Challenge.

Those achievements led to him being put on the line-up for Arts Alive 2007 as well as two of the country’s biggest comedy shows: Blacks Only and the Heavyweight Comedy Jam.

This led to him co-hosting a show on YFM. He has also done various interviews and appearances on television.

Eugene also performs at numerous corporate functions, live shows and club gigs all over the country.

Beginning on 10 June 2008, he was the co-host (with Fezile Makhanya and Eugene Khoza) of the SABC1 magazine show Countdown 2010, which aimed to keep South Africans informed and involved in the preparation for the largest sports event ever held on the African continent – the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

He was the host (along with Trevor Noah) of the reality competition The AXE Sweet Life from March to May, 2009.

In 2010 he joined the talk show Tonight with Trevor Noah as a writer and cast member, appearing in various sketches.