Sifiso Nene rounds up friends for Combo Comedy

Award-winning vernacular comedian Sifiso Nene has rounded up a group of his funniest friends to unleash their blend of stand-up at The Boardwalk on Friday, October 26.
Nene’s Combo Comedy show features the likes of Siya Seya, Tumi Stopnonsons and Siya B.
Initially from KwaZulu-Natal, Nene has blown away Gauteng and other provinces with his 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. He not only won an award at the Satmas for 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. A highlight of Friday's show likely to be fast-rising funnyman Tumi Stopnonsons aka Jumaima. He found instant fame with his parody video of SABC show 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 1's A Place Called Home and Home Affairs and e.tv’s 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 the 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 and Comedy Under The Sun.
Seya 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 October 26 at 8pm. Tickets are on sale at Computicket at R170 per person...

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