Joey Rasdien is a South African comedian, writer and actor best known as a writer and performer on the SABC1 sketch comedy series Pure Monate Show, from 2003-2004.
Born on 22nd April 1976 in Johannesburg, Joey Rasdien age is presently 45 years. His real name is Yusuf Rasdien. He grew up in many places, having lived in Eldos, Mayfair, Riverlee, Asbury and Coronationville. He also lived in Cape Town for a short period of time. He attended Coronationville High School in Johannesburg.
Before venturing into comedy, he was a front manager and financial advisor at Alexander Forbes. Joey Rasdien wife encouraged him to pursue show business, which was the reason he quit the corporate world in 2002.
From there, he appeared in many projects. Joey Rasdien movies include Outrageous Blitz Patrollie, Bunny Chow, Dollars and White Pipes, “Material” with Riaad Moosa, Running Riot and Vaatjie Sien Sy Gat.
Rasdien television appearances include Comedy Showcase, Jerry Springer’s Saturday Night, Spek Skieters, Pap Idols, Leriekeraai and The Phat Joe Show. His main television role is his own sitcom, SABC2’s Rasdien, where he plays a single father. His sold-out performances on the South African stand up comedy circuit include Kings and Queens Comedy Festival, Parkers Comedy and Jive, Blacks Only Comedy, one-man shows at the Lyric Theatre as well as his own Joey’s Mixed DNA Tour.
He was married but his wife, unfortunately, passed away in 2007. They had a son named Hakeem, who was born in 2002. He says that this personal experience formed part of the inspiration for the Rasdien show on SABC2.
In 2017, he found himself on the wrong end of a joke he told on the subject of Islam. It was so controversial that the organizers of the event, the Ilm Arts Festival, where the joke was told distanced him from it. However, he issued an apology and took full responsibility for his actions.
Rasdien official Instagram account has about 14,000 followers. He posts regular updates on his life as well as career. For reasons of personal privacy, Joey Rasdien wedding pictures have not been revealed to the public. His official Twitter account has way more followers than his Instagram, sitting at about 171,000 followers. There, apart from updates, he also posts his thoughts as well as jokes.