In standard two he wanted to be a doctor. In standard nine a civil engineer. After Matric he studied at Pretoria Tech towards a career in electrical engineering, but got bored and went to UCT to be an actor instead.
He was discovered by accident while doing a corporate gig, and less than a year later took his own solo stand up show - The Rainbow Nation Tour - to the Grahamstown Arts Festival, and nicknamed himself Previous Lee Disadvantaged.
In the year 2000, he took on a second personality, that of the people's poet, in "Introducing the People's Poet", which ran for two weeks at the Baxter Theatre in 2000.
He was picked for the 2001 'Just for Laughs' comedy fest in Montreal and made the Gala Evening "best of the fest" line-up after storming at his regular venues.
David Kau has performed at The Sunday Times Business Times Top 100 Companies Awards dinner, The Sunday Times Business Times Advertising Awards ( Master of Ceremonies), NAFCOC Golf Day , Discovery Golf Day, Discovery Platinum Awards ( Master of Ceremonies), Discovery End of year 2003 party, Nelson Mandela / Gary Player Golf Challenge, The National Prosecutions Authority Operation Serurubele National Conference, Black Economic Empowerment Circle Golf day, Department of Justice Charity Golf Day, The Umkhonto We Sizwe MK Veterans Fundraising dinner, Vodacom end of year party, SAB Miller Brandpower 2003 Roadshow, SAB Miller 9644 Castle Lager dinner,
Message from David Kau
“I would like to apologise to the following people for making fun of them. It was unintentional, must have been something they said or done or simply because the jokes wouldn’t work with anyone else … [ Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Tony Yengeni, Mama Winnie, People’s Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli, Taxi Drivers, Bulelani Ncguka, Deputy President JZ, President Thabo Mbeki, Always Ultra pads, Shabir Shaik, Desmond Dube, Ashiffa Shabba, Felicia, The Scorpions, Steve Hofmeyer, Metro Fm, Patrice Motsepe, Kwaito artists and soccer players who’ve been to Rehabilitation, New National Party, Democratic Alliance, Independent Democrats, African National Congress, Matric Students, SABC 2, SABC 3, Mnet, Etv, unless I get a tv show on any of these channels then I’ll be making fun of SABC 1.
“ I would like to apologise to the following people in advance as they’re likely to say or do something that would raise an opportunity for them to be made fun of in the next few years … [Shabir Shaik, Gay Xhosa men, Bafana Bafana, Albert Mokoena, Banyana Banyana, African National Congress Youth League as soon as I figure out what it is that they do Exactly, Patrice Motsepe, Matric students, Soccer players, Kwaito artists and soccer players going to Rehabilitation, Afrikaans music in general, white people flying Kulula.com, my family and relatives, Mzwakhe Mbuli, female condoms.