He thought he was done with baby momma jokes – turns out, this kind of comedic material never gets old

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Sfiso Nene brings his observational comedy to the stage.
Sfiso Nene brings his observational comedy to the stage.

He thought he’d used up all his best material when he did Baby Mama Drama about six years ago.

But the pandemic revealed that there are still some good baby momma jokes he can tell.

And that’s why award-winning comedian Sfiso Nene is doing the second part of his one-man show, Baby Mama Drama, featuring two other comics this time, to the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace, on Saturday, 27 August.

Sfiso was at his home in Empangeni during Covid-19 lockdown when he realised that the baby momma drama he witnessed years ago as a child continues to this day.

“I witnessed a lot of other different things from the baby momma drama. Now that I am a bit older, I am able to see things from a different perspective,” he laughs.

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That’s why he’s back with Baby Mama Drama part two.

“It won’t be just a show where people laugh, but there’s a bit of reality and life lessons in it. Men need to stop impregnating teenagers because they are destroying their futures, and women also should not lie about biological fathers of their children because it is wrong for both the child and father. It is not nice to find out about such at a later stage in life.”

He says the idea for the show comes from his observations of day-to-day issues that single parents grapple with – “this is what we grew up witnessing as kids".

"Most of us were raised by single parents and we know ibaby momma drama first-hand because we were fought for as kids," the comedian tells Drum.

"Also, as you grow up in life, you see these things happening.”

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As the title advises, Nene will have no choice but to make fun of anything and everything. He promises that coming to his show will leave many in stitches.

“Just come with an open heart to receive comedy, so don’t come as an angry baby daddy for instance.

"And, by the way, I will be talking about the baby drama from both sides, mom and dad. I realised that baby mamas are not as crazy but forced to be crazy because of baby daddies who do not want to support their kids.”

"People always respond better to issues that are real to them such as the baby momma drama because they relate to it. So, it is an easy topic to talk about because many people can relate. 

"I did this show at Carnival City, Silver Star Casino, and State Theatre in Pretoria recently, and the response to it has been really great, so this is another show,” he says of his upcoming performance at the Theatre of Marcellus this weekend.

Tickets are R200 on Ticketpro

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