- Tol Ass Mo announced that he is retiring from comedy
- The veteran comedian feels that his time has come after many years of great soul-fulfilling enjoyment
- Many South Africans and fellow comedians were shocked by the news
It has been 15 years of laughter and good nights out, but comedian Tol Ass Mo says it is time to hang up the mic. On Tuesday night, Tol made the announcement to his fans that his show at the Sun Arena in Pretoria - which will be taking place later this month - will be his last performance.
Tol Ass Mo posted a message on Instagram which gave the indication that he was frustrated with the industry. He wrote that people must enjoy the industry, they must take it and they could have it all. It was not long after the message that he made the announcement that he was leaving.
Briefly.co.za learnt that in a statement the comedian gave thanks to his wonderful wifey Mome, for all that she has done, and especially for making him a dad.
Referring to his fellow comedians as brothers, he thanked them too. Not forgetting all his fans, Tol Ass Mo thanked those who supported him throughout his journey.
Tol Ass Mo explained that he felt it was time for him to move on and focus on other projects. He never did let the cat out of the bag as to what the projects might be.
He went on to say that his 15 years doing stand-up had been amazing, especially the Emmy nomination for best international comedy. But the time is right to move on to other adventures.
The Mzansi comedian added that he is not making it a media opportunity and does not feel the need to explain himself. He said that his comedy production company, managed by Mome, is available to book fellow comedians.
After the news broke, many were utterly shocked including Trevor Gumbi, Celeste Ntuli, Ayanda MVP, Matli Mohapeloa and TT Mbha. He received messages of good luck for future endeavours.
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