Nkonzo beats top US and UK comedians to win Comedy Final in Switzerland

By Drum Digital
08 December 2014

Every year the Montreux Comedy Festival, in Switzerland hosts a unique comedy contest, which offers a springboard for emerging comedy talent.

Originally open to USA contestants, this year it was kicked up a notch by opening up submissions to UK and South African artists as well. Some of SA’s youngest and hottest comedy acts entered the contest by submitting videos online, ultimately Loyiso Madinga and Tats Nkonzo were selected to represent South Africa at the English Montreux Comedy Contest Finale, which took place in Switzerland on the 7th December.  

Other international acts who competed in the finale were Alex Smith and Chris Turner from the UK and Maureen Langan and Orlando Baxter from the USA.  

The international judges for the competition were Mick Perrin – UK, Renate Burger – Germany, Abdulla Mando - Saudi Arabia, Chloee Coqterre - France and Takunda Bimha- SA.

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