The six-part stand-up comedy series is currently streaming on Showmax and introduces the best comedians from our wonderfully diverse continent as they talk about life, love and chickens.
Prepare for a stellar lineup, including the best that Zimbabwe, Nigeria, DRC, and Zambia has to offer. Let’s face it; we need more reason to laugh – do I need to remind you about Eskom? – and here are five reasons to watch Funny People Africa.
Kadi hails from the Democratic Republic of the Congo but was raised in London. He was named Best Comedy Newcomer at The Black Entertainment Comedy Awards in 2006 and has since sold out the O2 Arena in London.
Kadi was also a presenter on BBC 1Xtra, and was named as the “global king of comedy” in 2018. He may very well be the funniest man in Africa.
This award-winning comic is loved for his ability to find the funny in otherwise painful experiences. He is exactly what we need when life gets us down.
A 2018 Comics’ Choice Comic of the Year nominee, Robby has opened for everyone from Dave Chappelle to Trevor Noah. In 2017, he was invited to perform at the world’s biggest comedy festival, Just for Laughs, in Montreal, Canada.
You’ll recognise Biderman-Pam as Rael Rosen, the groom’s best man and business partner in Tali’s Wedding Diary. He deserved a SAFTA for that role, but I digress.
Biderman-Paminding helps us to find the
Carl Joshua Ncube
Ncube has been referred to as the “funniest comedian Zimbabwe’s ever produced,” and “the new face of Zimbabwean comedy.” He was nominated as the Comics’ Choice Pan African Comic of the Year two years in a row.
He performed in 15 countries on four continents. Ncube once said in an interview with The Standard that his “comedy receives death threats more from religious leaders and businessmen than I get from the State”. He added:
“It is important for people to be able to take the joke because our people are stressed and need something to relax them. Jokes are never made because the comedian hates the subject, but the joke is merely celebrating their popularity. People need to stop being ignorant about comedy.”
Oliphant, one of our own, hails from Eldorado Park. He won Newcomer Of The Year at the Comic’s Choice Awards seven years ago. In addition, Oliphant can boast with
More recently, he made an appearance on the Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola. Deadpan one-liners