Funny man nothing like the deadly fly

2019-07-30 06:01
Funny man Kabasele Ndala, popularly known as Tsetsefly Moskito, is determined to follow in his father's footsteps.

Funny man Kabasele Ndala, popularly known as Tsetsefly Moskito, is determined to follow in his father's footsteps.

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When the name tsetse fly is mentioned, one often thinks of the large biting insects whose infection, if left untreated, can be fatal, but the 21-year-old Kabasele Ndala from Kensington is nothing like the former.

His comedic genius can, however, be fatal; that’s when you laugh so hard that your breath somehow escapes your body.

Popularly known by his stage name Tsetsefly Moskito, the young Congolese-born performer is set to take the comedy world by storm.

Inheriting his talent from his father Edo Mubenga Kabasele, who was part of shows like Parlement du Rire in Ivory Coast, the Toseke Show in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and touring around French-speaking countries, this young man is determined to walk in his father’s footsteps.

“Watching my father all those many years while growing up is what inspired me to follow in his footsteps and moulded my style of comedy,” he said.

In his young career, Ndala has had the opportunity to perform at schools, bars, comedy clubs, theatres and shows in and around Cape Town.

His first show, The Stop It But I Like It, hosted earlier this year saw some 150 guests at a bar in Salt River witness his talent.

“That show was phenomenal, I did not expect so many people to come and see me in action. I was excited,” he said.

Although his father was a comedian, Ndala said that his decision to venture into comedy was not something he planned.

“When I was in school, we had to do an oral presentation about what we wanted to do after school. Because I did not know what I wanted to do, I decided to say that I wanted to be a comedian and all my classmates including my teacher agreed that I should do that,” he explained.

His comedy is inspired by his life experiences but comes with limitations.

“Although I speak about absolutely anything, I have come to learn that one does not make jokes about disabled people because that is insensitive. I also do not tell jokes about politics because that is something I am not interested in,” he explained.

Asked which comedian inspires him, Ndala said that he looked up to Chris Tucker because of his versatility.

The second edition of his Stop It But I Like It show will be held on Saturday 28 September at the Salt River Community House.

“Attendees can expect to be blown away. Laughter is guaranteed.”V For more information call 084 541 4531.


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