Latest articles on Comedians

Poking fun at Museveni is no joke

A ‘deranged’ comedy group is testing the limits of the Ugandan leader’s long rule – and his patience

Comedian Zelensky wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko

Celeste Ntuli

Actress and comedian

‘Our Perfect Wedding’ to ‘Mass Hysteria’, the sky’s Morake’s limit

The comic actress, a regular on stage and TV screens, has broken comedy’s glass ceiling for women who can make you laugh.

Editorial: He he he he he … the joke’s on us

How much is enough? What will be the tipping point for those of us who are law-abiding, concerned citizens?

SA loves its jokes deep fried in race

The one thing our favourite comics - Daniel Friedman, Robby Collins and Skhumba Hlophe included - agree on is that controversy is good for business.

Impressive strides put black comedy in the spotlight

Black comedians have come a long way in the past 10 years, and are using their indigenous languages as the main attraction for their target market.

Simmi Areff is SA’s cup of tea

The funnyman may have irked Muslim ?authorities but his take on a world outside ?the corner shop has the nation in stitches.

David Kibuuka: Tripping the late-night limelight

Ugandan-born comic David Kibuuka is revelling in South Africa’s exciting new age of comedy.

Hilton to be honoured with lifetime achievement at Comic’s Choice Awards

Barry "the Cousin" Hilton, will be this year’s recipient of the third annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards lifetime achievement award.

Conrad Koch gets it off his Chester

The????"white boy hiding behind a coloured puppet" drops the mask and takes on his critics.

Comedy’s rebel with a Khoza

Comedian Eugene Khoza stumbled across comedy and there has been no putting him down since.

Colour and comedy: Getting over the race gag

When African comics gathered on stage recently, race, as usual, was under the spotlight.

Britain’s first Asian stand-up star is not laughing

At 38, Paul Chowdhry has become Britain's first Asian stand-up star.

From Trevor Noah to Loyiso Gola: The country is cracking up

There's a new form of nation-building in town and the new generation of comedians is laughing all the way to the bank.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.


Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Press Releases