Pierre Novellie has a secret South African accent which he saves when he wants to scare people off. He also notes that it isn’t easy selling insurance with a South African accent. Check out the hilarious clip down here:
South African born comedian, Pierre Novellie gave the South African accent a go on Chris Ramsey’s Stand Up Central, and it’s kind of hilarious.
Pierre Novellie has a French first name, an Italian surname, is South African and grew up on the Isle of Man. “Pierre is French and Novellie is Italian. The reason I have a French Italian name is because I am South African,” he explains to the audience. With his unusual background, he can basically adjust his accent to his advantage and that’s exactly what he talks about in the clip down below.
While he adjusts his accent to suit his situation, he saves his South African accent to scare people off in the UK. In the clip shared on Comedy Central UK’s Facebook page, Pierre suggest 2018 is the year of the South African accent. He makes some funny points.
He goes on to explain that he can change his accent to suit his situation, like when he has to speak to a Police officer. He also notes that the South African accent isn’t perfectly suited for somebody who has to sell insurance…
He also gives a nod to Johannesburg, the city where he was born.
“Johannesburg is quite scary,” he explains. “If you want to imagine Johannesburg, imagine Gotham City…but Batman’s been dead for a while. Like ten years. There’s three jokers now.”
You can watch Pierre talk about the South African accent down here:
If you’re wondering who Pierre Novellie is, his Facebook Biography describes him in a nutshell: “Born 91, South Africa til late 97/early 98, Isle of Man til 2009, Cambridge til 2012, now the jokes in London.”
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— Pierre Novellie (@pierrenovellie) January 1, 2018
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