Award winning vernacular comedian, Sifiso Nene has rounded up a group of his funniest friends to unleash their special blend of standup at The Boardwalk on 26 October 2018. Nene’s Combo Comedy show features the likes of Siya Seya, Stop Nonsense and Siya B.
Initially from KZN, Nene has blown away Gauteng and other provinces with his vernac comedy. He also recently opened up the Comedy Basement in Braamfontein, a place where comedians are invited to share their jokes in all 11 official languages. Despite humble beginnings in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal, Nene was announced the first-ever winner of reality competition So You Think You’re Funny. Since then he has kept his winning streak alive. He not only won an award at the Satmas for the Best Indigenous Comedian but has for two years in a row won the Comics Choice Award which is voted for by the audience.
Shy in character, Nene is a man of few words…until he’s up on stage that is. There is no doubt Nene is a comedy professional, and because he knows the industry so well, he has added the best comedians in SA to join him on stage.
A highlight of the show is fast rising funnyman, Tumi Stopnonsense aka Jumaima who found instant fame with his parody video of SABC Show’s Khumbulekhaya, with him acting as the long lost son of Patrice Motsepe. He has since shared the stage with big names in the industry such as Loyiso Gola, Trevor Gumbi, David Kibuuka, Soli Philander, Chris Forrest, The Soil, Basket Mouth (Nigeria), Kansiime Anne (Uganda), HHP, Harrison Crump (USA), Solly Mahlangu, JR and more.
Actor and comedian, Siya B has held lead roles in television shows such as SABC 1ʼs A Place Called Home and Home Affairs and ETVʼs prime time soapie Rhythm City. In 2012, Siya won a SAFTA for Best Actor in a TV Drama Series for his role in SABC1’s Intersexions. He has performed in packed out venues from KwaZulu-Natal to Gauteng and the North West, and at major festivals like Just Because Comedy Festival, DSTV Macufe Comedy Festival, Tshwane Comedy Festival, 99% Zulu Comedy Festival, Soweto Comedy Festival, Opening Guys and many more.
Siya Seya moved from the Eastern Cape to Johannesburg to pursue a career in comedy, with just enough money for rent for a month. He quickly got the attention of comedians Skhumba, David Kau, Kedibone Mulaudzi and Mashabela and found his way onto comedy tours such as Skhumba And Friends, Mbombela Comedy Show, Emalahleni Comedy Show, Blacks Only, David Kau’s Tour, Comedy Under The Sun. He addresses everyday issues that everyone can relate to, performing in both English and Xhosa.
Catch Sifiso Nene’s Comedy Combo at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre on 26 October at 20h00. Tickets are on sale at Computicket for R170 per person.