Watch: American Actor And Comedian Orlando Jones Back In SA With Some Great Ideas


American comedian and actor Orlando Jones has come back to South Africa on a more permanent basis.

The 48-year-old actor was last spotted in the country about four years ago.

The country must have left a good impression on him that he had to come back with plans of buying a house.

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Orlando Jones was formerly in the country to take part in the film Madiba, a six-part US miniseries based on the life and times of Nelson Mandela. He starred in the movie as Oliver Tambo.

Apart from the comedy show which is basically what brought him back, Jones has shown a keen interest in buying a house in SA.

“I am looking for a house here, I want to do business here,” he said.

It gets more interesting. The actor gave away pointers that he might be staying longer than expected.

“I really wish to do a lot of things here, first of which is to start a school on the comedic infrastructure which comedians are complaining about.”

The TV star revealed that he is here to perform his one-man comedy show, Stand Up and Laugh with Orlando Jones on 22 and 23 July in the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace.

Vice President of Comedy Central Africa, Evert van der Veer spoke of his upcoming one-man show in a statement.

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He revealed that they are looking forward “to showcase high quality international comedy and to profile a comedy legend of the stature of Orlando Jones to South Africa.”

While speaking with John Robbie in a live interview, Jones commended Trevor Noah’s success, urging him to take up more more responsibility of selling the country in the international platform.