Get down to ICC for a laugh a minute

Khanyisa Bunu has been announced as one of the opening acts for Trevor Noah’s Durban show.
Khanyisa Bunu has been announced as one of the opening acts for Trevor Noah’s Durban show.

WHAT a way to celebrate ‘girl power’ this Women’s Month as stand-up comedienne and actress, Khanyisa Bunu, will be opening for Trevor Noah’s upcoming tour in Durban.

Hailing from the small town of Whittlesea in the Eastern Cape, where she was a high school Geography and English teacher, Khanyisa Bunu has always known she was funny.  “There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t get a kick out of making my students or the teachers roar with laughter,” recalls Khanyisa.

She relocated to Johannesburg in 2008 and shortly after, she decided to take a leap of faith and follow her talent, which saw her entering SABC 1’s reality TV show,  So You Think You Are Funny?  Getting into the Top Six finals solidified her path, and she began to pursue a full-time career as a comedian, actress and entertainer.

Khanyisa has performed on some of South Africa’s most prestigious and well-known stages.  Her performances have been revered by critics and show-goers alike.  She has performed and hosted a number of major headline events including Kings & Queens of Comedy, Blacks Only and the Comedy Central Roast Battle in 2016.

Her comedy milestone in her career so far, was becoming the first woman to win the coveted Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards.

She has guest appeared on South African television screens as well and taken part in various televised comedy shows.  Her most well-known performances have been on Season 4 of Ses Top La Season 4 on SABC 1 and her most current appearances on eTV’s Scandal.

Robby Collins and Schalk Bezuidenhout will also be opening for Trevor Noah when he performs at at the Durban ICC on 13 August.

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