Ian Badenhorst is a South African born – Shanghai-based – comedian and comedy producer. After years of entertaining crowds as a DJ and working for one of Shanghai’s largest entertainment groups that regularly hosted shows for Punchline Comedy Club, Ian finally took to the stage himself in December of 2015.
With a wealth of production experience under his belt, Ian has worked with other local comedy producers, touring and performing with formidable international acts including Tom Rhodes, Jackie Fabulous, Adam Hunter, Phill Jupitus and Tom Green.
In July 2018, Ian and a group of fellow comedians joined forces to form SINA COMEDY PROMOTIONS and bring out some of the world’s favorite comedians. Working with local venues, Ian hosted shows and toured with Theo Von, Joe DeRosa and Neal Brennan.
Ian’s comedy is full of stories of coming of age in South Africa & life in China mixed with twisted observations and a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor. He is currently booking dates for his first tour around China and Asia.