It was in 2005 after I watched my first stand-up comedy DVD; I remember it was Richard Pryor and The Kings of Comedy with Bernie Mac and Steve Harvey.
I was blown away, and I knew I could do it! A couple of months later, I was walking around the city in Durban and saw a poster for a comedy show that had already happened. Luckily, I knew one of the guys on that poster who happened to be the organiser.
I contacted him and he gave me my first gig at a local church. I was paid R500 – I was extremely happy! I knew I would love to perform again; the money was a big motivation because at that time, I was a call centre agent for one of the mobile networks.