LordK will gag you

2015-05-01 19:16

Lordkolpin is determined to be a hit with his jokes. 

Mbongiseni MAseko

Lordkolpin is determined to be a hit with his jokes. PHOTO: Mbongiseni MAseko

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A gag a day keeps the doctor away...Or is it an apple?

Whichever it is, for, making jokes to this comedian is a healthy offering, more like a daily routine.

Kolpin Mbumba, better known as LordKolpin, believes making jokes for him is a destiny he cannot shy away from.

“It is a set career choices,”. The 21-year-old has been performing in and around Cape Town for the past two years.

LordKolpin is part of the raucous guest list of comics to feature in the That’s Funny Stand Up Comedy event at Legends Celebrity Sports Bar in Tygervalley, on 30 April.

Mum-z will be headlining the event supported by local funny guys Jaryd Pillay, Philip Nel and Gary Castleton.

But how difficult is it for a township comic to break into the Cape Town comedy scene?’

“It is crazy! I think you have to be certain and clear about the fact that you’re doing it for a living and be good at it.

Just like other art forms in Cape Town, it isn’t easy making and sustaining a living from just art here, you have to know why you’re in it and stay focused,” he told City Vision.

“I’ve seen artists get side tracked and lose focus of why they did it in the first place. And our tendency of shooting each other down (Literally and figuratively),” he added.

Kolpin remains motivated and keeping his eye on the prize. He is also currently shopping for a publisher for his book.

The title of the book is: Notbornfree: How A Generation Came To Define Its Significance.

“It is aimed at highlighting some of the difficulties people my age go through in urban South African townships on a daily basis,” he explained. Kolpin has been writing since he was 13 but this will be his first work to be published, he says.

“My first book was actually entirely written using a pen on a notebook. Growing up in the hood, you encounter a lot of things that to us seem like general living for everyone, but it is just a situation of how people in Ekasi live. He said he was “inspired by things I’ve seen and some have experienced myself to put out there and reach out maybe to a person who has no idea what it is like to live elokshin and paint a picture of basically our side of the story,” he said. He told City Vision that his latest book took him 5 months to complete. He said that the book will be published digitally on eBooks at the end of May.

“I am currently in discussions with one media house i approached, nothing to tell yet but my goal is to hit the shelves by the end of June,” he said

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