Kasi comedy coming to town

2019-10-17 06:00

After starting as a comedian Phumlani Vokovi (30) from Khayelitsha dropped the microphone to start organising comedy shows for other comedians.

Vokovi started performing in 2010 because he thought he was funny.

“When I was in school my classmates would say it was boring if I was absent from school because I made them laugh when I was present,” he said.

In 2014, he decided to stop being on stage but to start organising his own comedy shows in Khayelitsha.

He said at the beginning it was not easy because few people would come to his shows.

He then decided to change his strategy and visited people’s homes to encourage them to attend the shows.

Another reason he decided to start organising his own shows was to promote black up-and-coming comedians from the townships and take them to bigger stages.

“I used to organise shows for the audience of Khayelitsha in venues like the Look Out Hill, but now I’m organising events in venues like the Artscape Theatre,” he said.

Vokovi said he wants people from “ekasi” to also get a chance to attend shows at big venues such as the Artscape.

His latest show Black Comedy Official will be at Artscape onWednesday 9 November from 19:00 to 22:00. Entry is R130 per person. Phone 078 276 1075 for more information and tickets.

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