Certainly one of the most original and outspoken comics in SA today, Trevor seemed to bruise his way into comedy, creating gasps and mock-fainting amongst unsuspecting audience members.
Then he seemed to vanish, under a cloud of rumour and legend – there was talk of arrests, substance abuse and bestiality – none of which was ever admitted to or denied – and those who had seen his wild and unflinching sets wondered where he had gone.
On the wings of Twitter, he took flight again, his outrageous 140 character machine gun edicts flew indiscriminately into the SA Public, setting off trends and garnering him a huge following on social networks.
People soon realised that Trevor couldn’t possibly have really done half the things he claimed, and that he is a court jester with a sincere love of the absurd, the wild and the dangerous side of comedy, and they love him for doing, saying and thinking the things they never could…
After a television ad campaign, and some flirting with TV, Gumbi has become a regular on Mzansi Magic, and enjoys notoriety on magazine gossip show “Headline”.
What many people don’t know is that behind Trevor’s controversial public persona hides a smart, observant mind. His MC work and corporate comedy manage to straddle that fine line between the off-beat and the inappropriate – he will turn a potentially stuffy awards ceremony into a night to remember.
Whacked is proud to be producing Trevor’s first one man show, Nearly Done, which will be at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City 24th March, 2012.