The Tshwane comedy nights, Tshwane’s biggest bi weekly comedy nights is dedicated to bringing top class comedians to the city of Tshwane and its residents. This coming Saturday will be no exception to this mission as we bring you the top crop of the best comedy talent the country has to offer in the likes of Loyiso Madinga.
Having burst onto the comedy scene with a murderous set at Awednesday Comedy he set the stage alight when he won the Graça Comedy Showdown in 2012 (just 3shows after his debut). This lead to him performing at the Nando’s Comedy Fest alongside international acts such as Mitch Fatel. He killed it again and stood as tall as the seasoned acts.
His comedy career skyrocketed quickly as he has since appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Parkers for Tumi Morake’s special, performed at David Kau’s Blacks Only show thrice, headlined for Ndumiso Lindi at Carnival City, opened for John Vlismas and Deep Fried and grown at least an inch taller (at least).
Not only is he the current promo voice for Comedy Central but he has also been the face of the MetroFM Awards – two years running – with a character that he created, wrote for and performed who has gained a cult following.
Our headline act Trevor Gumbi
A South African comedian, writer and actor best known as co-host (and voice over artist) of the Mzansi Magic entertainment magazine show Headline (2010-2013), SABC’s Friends like these and for his active and vocal Twitter account. He also stars as Gideon Gwinyimbuzi, the dim-witted security guard that works at the reception of the apartment building, in the SABC1 sitcom Ses’Top La and hosted the Mzansi Magic travel show Msawawa True South with Trevor Gumbi.
Trevor also writes monthly columns for both the Campus Cosmo and the Cosmopolitan magazines, in which he portrays an agony Uncle and a helpful Professor. Trevor was voted one of South Africa’s Twitter Kings in Cosmopolitan magazine’s January 2011 issue. With John Vlismas, he co-hosted a multi-day conference for Nando’s in later 2005 and performed for a large internal launch for McDonalds in 2006. That same year saw him as a performer in the FNB Lifestart campus road show, travelling to tertiary campuses countrywide.
While outspoken and sometimes controversial, Gumbi is active in the corporate market, where he can be found entertaining executives and their staff with tailored material. Gumbi has appeared at several major comedy events in the country, including performing at Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, King-size comedy jams, Blacks Only, Mzansi Fela, Soweto Comedy festival , Laugh out Loud and Arts Alive comedy festival.
Durban born Isuru Jinasenais who is now based in Joburg just like most comedians from Durban. He has done Kitcheners Comedy Night, Bannister Hotel Nights and the Joburg International Comedy Festival. He does jokes about his up bringing, family and everyday life.
Together with our opening act- Teboho Theowa, a young comic is a regular at Parkers Comedy Night at Monte Casino. By day he is a life saver with Gift of the Givers and by night he is giving comedy fans jokes. He is a born comedian and has performed at Soweto comedy festival, The box comedy club, Ozone Soweto comedy jams & has done open spots at many of SA’s top comedy festivals.
And many more acts as Tshwane Comedy nights & State theatres collaborative effort to introduce more young people into the ever growing industry. Get your tickets and come get your laugh on.
Date: May 14th 2016
Venue: Rendevuos theatre( SA state theatre)
Tickets: R100 at computicket & door
Line up: Trevor Gumbi, Isuru Jinasena, Loyiso Madinga & more.