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2019-02-19 06:00
Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi

Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi

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Things are looking up for local comedian, Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi from Claremont, as he is preparing for two big shows taking place in March.

He is in the line-up of guest comics who will be cracking laughter at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March at the Joburg Theatre.

This JICF opportunity got him the privilege of being referred to as one of the next generation of comedians to watch out for this year.

Only a few days after the JICF, Capetonians can expect to giggle to his best jokes at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch on Saturday 23 March.

During his interview with People’s Post, he excitedly said: “I am already swamped for March and so excited to be part of these amazing shows. I will be delivering two unique performances just a few days apart and I am so busy, working hard to prepare for them both.”

Having grown up under the belt of two strict parents with two “completely different” personalities, he said he learned the importance of staying true to himself and original, despite his circumstances. He draws inspiration mostly from his surroundings and real scenarios.

Both his parents worked as health practitioners, with his father being a sangoma, using traditional medicines for healing, while his mother was a professional nurse.

“You can imagine how bad that combination is! I just knew they were not good together and that’s where I learned more about standing up for what you believe in and what works for you.”

Because of the inspiration and how things turned out for his parents he knew that despite studying Information Technology and having a good job as a programmer, deep down he was a comedian meant to perform on stage and put a smile on audiences’ faces.

The 36-year-old husband and father left his job in 2006 and only had a break-through in comedy in 2010.

“When you love something and have already started working on it there is no way you could go wrong. All you need is patience; things take time, but they do happen. Being a comedian requires patience and patience and patience and staying relevant, especially if people do laugh at your jokes. That is something I would like even aspiring artist to always remember.”

Talking about being original and relevant, Mokgadi described how he came up with idea of revisiting Cape Town’s water crisis when preparing for the Mother City Comedy Show.

V Tickets for the Mother City Comedy Festival cost between R120 to R150 and are available at www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/mother-city-comedy-festival/1487733355. The show starts at 19:30.

Things are looking up for local comedian, Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi from Claremont, as he is preparing for two big shows taking place in March.

He is in the line-up of guest comics who will be cracking laughter at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March at the Joburg Theatre.

This JICF opportunity got him the privilege of being referred to as one of the next generation of comedians to watch out for this year.

Only a few days after the JICF, Capetonians can expect to giggle to his best jokes at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch on Saturday 23 March.

During his interview with People’s Post, he excitedly said: “I am already swamped for March and so excited to be part of these amazing shows. I will be delivering two unique performances just a few days apart and I am so busy, working hard to prepare for them both.”

Having grown up under the belt of two strict parents with two “completely different” personalities, he said he learned the importance of staying true to himself and original, despite his circumstances. He draws inspiration mostly from his surroundings and real scenarios.

Both his parents worked as health practitioners, with his father being a sangoma, using traditional medicines for healing, while his mother was a professional nurse.

“You can imagine how bad that combination is! I just knew they were not good together and that’s where I learned more about standing up for what you believe in and what works for you.”

Because of the inspiration and how things turned out for his parents he knew that despite studying Information Technology and having a good job as a programmer, deep down he was a comedian meant to perform on stage and put a smile on audiences’ faces.

The 36-year-old husband and father left his job in 2006 and only had a break-through in comedy in 2010.

“When you love something and have already started working on it there is no way you could go wrong. All you need is patience; things take time, but they do happen. Being a comedian requires patience and patience and patience and staying relevant, especially if people do laugh at your jokes. That is something I would like even aspiring artist to always remember.”

Talking about being original and relevant, Mokgadi described how he came up with idea of revisiting Cape Town’s water crisis when preparing for the Mother City Comedy Show.

V Tickets for the Mother City Comedy Festival cost between R120 to R150 and are available at www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/mother-city-comedy-festival/1487733355. The show starts at 19:30.

Things are looking up for local comedian, Kagiso “KG” Mokgadi from Claremont, as he is preparing for two big shows taking place in March.

He is in the line-up of guest comics who will be cracking laughter at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 March at the Joburg Theatre.

This JICF opportunity got him the privilege of being referred to as one of the next generation of comedians to watch out for this year.

Only a few days after the JICF, Capetonians can expect to giggle to his best jokes at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch on Saturday 23 March.

During his interview with People’s Post, he excitedly said: “I am already swamped for March and so excited to be part of these amazing shows. I will be delivering two unique performances just a few days apart and I am so busy, working hard to prepare for them both.”

Having grown up under the belt of two strict parents with two “completely different” personalities, he said he learned the importance of staying true to himself and original, despite his circumstances. He draws inspiration mostly from his surroundings and real scenarios.

Both his parents worked as health practitioners, with his father being a sangoma, using traditional medicines for healing, while his mother was a professional nurse.

“You can imagine how bad that combination is! I just knew they were not good together and that’s where I learned more about standing up for what you believe in and what works for you.”

Because of the inspiration and how things turned out for his parents he knew that despite studying Information Technology and having a good job as a programmer, deep down he was a comedian meant to perform on stage and put a smile on audiences’ faces.

The 36-year-old husband and father left his job in 2006 and only had a break-through in comedy in 2010.

“When you love something and have already started working on it there is no way you could go wrong. All you need is patience; things take time, but they do happen. Being a comedian requires patience and patience and patience and staying relevant, especially if people do laugh at your jokes. That is something I would like even aspiring artist to always remember.”

Talking about being original and relevant, Mokgadi described how he came up with idea of revisiting Cape Town’s water crisis when preparing for the Mother City Comedy Show.

V Tickets for the Mother City Comedy Festival cost between R120 to R150 and are available at www.webtickets.co.za/events/featured/mother-city-comedy-festival/1487733355. The show starts at 19:30.

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