About Anne Hirsch


Hey bestie. Thanks for coming to check out this section…it’s all about me!

♫ In Bloemfontein, born and raised, on the playground was where I spent most of my days ♫

After school I studied Drama at the University of Stellenbosch and went on to do my Honours and Master’s Degrees in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town. I perform in both Afrikaans and English and I’ve co-written 3 one woman shows. In 2009 I won SABC’s ‘So You Think You’re Funny’- a stand-up comedy competition for new acts and my mom was totes proud! Since then I have performed on some of the biggest comedy stages in the country including Kings and Queens of Comedy and Blacks Only.

As an MC I have hosted some of SA’s top events including the You Magazine Spectacular Awards (2014 & 2015), Bookmarks Digital Awards, KykNet Silwerskermfees, ATKV Awards, MK Music Awards and many more.

Corporate clients include Old Mutual, Standard Bank, ADT, Sunday Times, TEDx, Revlon and more!

The Anne Hirsch Show is South Africa’s number one (s)talk show, hosted by none other than the*#ROFLMBOFOMF me, on Youtube! I’ve interviewed over 40 of South Africa’s top celebrities, from Helen Zille to Kenny Kunene. The show sets a new benchmark in South African online media production in terms of technical quality and content #Winning.

The Anne Hirsch Radio Show, a version of the online show, was syndicated on JacarandaFM, East Coast Radio and OFM and was nominated for an MTN Radio Award for Best Night Time show in 2013.

I also hosts the weekly Youtube show,  FOBLO written and directed by Oliver Hermanus.

In 2013 I was crowned one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year and one of Cosmopolitan’s Awesome Women. As a comedy writer, I contribute to various publications and in 2014 I won a  SAFTA for Best Comedy Writing for ZANEWS and I was included in the Mail & Guardian’s list of Top 200 Young South Africans.

Oh, and did I mention Angelina Jolie is my best friend?

 *Roll-on-floor, Laughing-my-butt-off, Rain-on-my-face