Mbu Msongelwa

Mbu Msongelwa

Based: Johannesburg

Comedian, MC and voice over artist Mbulelo Msongelwa was born in Mdantsane, a township just outside East London. He grew up in the coastal town of Port Elizabeth, which is where, at the age of 27 he was bitten by the comedy bug. It bit him so hard he quit his then furniture shop job to pursue his dream. It was clear from the start that Mbu has a natural charm on stage that audiences quickly gravitate towards.

Mbu very quickly made his name synonymous with stand-up in the Eastern Cape; as a regular on the 99% Xhosa Comedy stage and opening for the likes of Loyiso Gola. He was sharing the stage with some of the country’s best comics such as Skhumba Hlophe, TolAssMo, Celeste Ntuli, Donavan Goliath and many more. Being able to perform comfortably in both English and isiXhosa is an added advantage to his repertoire, although he has been known to speak a bit of Afrikaans now and then (Hy se dis nie heltemal vlot nie, maar dis nogsteets Afrikaans).

Having to move to the sea-side suburbs of Port Elizabeth straight from the dusty streets of Mdantsane was a huge culture shock for the then 9-year-old Mbulelo, an experince which he talks about in his comedy. He shares anecdotes about learning how to speak English and Afrikaans for the first time (He actually thought ‘Huisgenoot’ was a fancy way of saying ‘You’ in Afrikaans).

His energy on stage and quick-on-his-feet style of performance makes Mbu the ideal MC. He has been the master of ceremonies for clients such as FNB, Standard Bank, ABSA, Continental Tyres, ACSA, Krones, SASSA and more. He was also the MC at The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Mayoral Gala evening in 2015.

In 2016 he made the move to Johannesburg where on arrival he hosted Kedebone Malaudzi’s one-man show at the prestigious Soweto Theatre. The biggest notch on the young comedian’s belt has to be being selected as one of 13 comedians to feature on Trevor Noah’s “Nationwild” series and performing to a sold out Lyric Theatre.

 

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    Annalakshmi

    Annalakshmi

    Based: Durban.

    Annalakshmi is an Indian National that has taken refuge in South Africa, from her Monster Mother-in-law. She uses singing in a variety of Indian vernacular as well as Old and contemporary English music to tackle family, social, economic and political issues. She loves telling stories and giving her candid commentary or her Indian “take” on things. Her Parodies are witty, funny and hit home.

    She offers MC, Entertainment, Comedy, Singing Games and Guest Interaction for Private and Corporate Events and is able to customise the entertainment according to the clients specifications. Also on offer is the ” Love Story ” that she does at Wedding Receptions. Which entails narrating the story of how the couple met and singing songs that tie up with particular incidences in the story. It’s terribly romantic.

    Annalakshmi is Charismatic and entertaining, whether it be in between power point presentations or speeches and holds audiences’ attention with ease!

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      Aaron McIlroy

      Aaron McIlroy

      Based: Durban

      Aaron McIlroy is one of South Africa’s most popular entertainers with a string of stage blockbusters under his belt. While Aaron’s work in the South African Theater industry has always focused on getting his ever-growing audience base to laugh till they cry, his creative skills as a fully trained and highly experienced actor/producer extend far beyond the scope of general Stand-up comedy entertainers. Experience him in action and you’ll see why.

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