Comedy evolution

By Drum Digital
19 August 2015

We have also been introduced vernacular comedy and comedy has diversified, with Pule and more women.

Since the days of Pure Monate Show and So You Think You're Funny, comedy didn't look like serious business, but now the comedy industry forms a big part part of South African entertainment.

The art has been growing and we have witnessed more comedians joining the 'funny' business. Along with that came the rise of comedy awards and an influx of comedians hosting a variety of shows and their own shows like Trevor Noah and Loyiso Gola.

We have also been introduced to vernacular comedy. Comedy is now so diversified with more women coming on to the scene a white man telling jokes in vernacular.

Here are some of our favourite comedians:

  • Trevor Noah
  • Trevor Gumbi
  • Loyiso Gola
  • David Kau
  • Tumi Morake
  • Thenjiwe Moseley
  • Celeste Ntuli
  • Mpho Modikoane
  • Pule
  • Siyabonga Radebe
  • David Kibuuka
  • Skhumbuzo Hlophe
  • Chris Mapane
  • Ndumiso Lindi
  • Mashabela Papago
  • Thapelo Shampoo
  • Salesman
  • Joey rasdien
  • Riaad Moosa
With that said, check out Trevor Noah's trailer of The Daily Show below:

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