SA Comic's Choice Awards™ 2012 nominee, Monique Nortjé finished her BA Drama degree at the University of Pretoria in 2000. After a short stint on a soapie, she quickly realised that she couldn’t let life take her very seriously for much longer. She is now an accomplished stand up comedian, having performed in shows such as Bitches (2013), Rocken Skerp (Aardklop 2013) and Comic's Choice Awards Winners Lap (2012), Monique has also done stand-up at various corporate events including the 5th Annual Leadership for Women in Law Enforcement Conference, The 2013 Leadership for Women in Government Conference and the 2013 Women Empowerment and Gender Equality conference for the Gauteng Department of Sports, Art, Culture and Recreation.
She has been performing in improvised comedy teams such as Improv Express (Joe Parker) Starship Improvise (Chris Forrest) and Live Wire Improv (Al Prodgers) since 2005. She is also a voice over artist and has been on writing teams for and performed in comedy television shows such as Kompleks (writer/performer), The Coconuts (assistant head writer/ assistant director/performer) and Parys Parys (writer). She was recently seen in the Afrikaans musical film, Liefling. She also writes and directs educational, industrial and corporate theatre. While she tirelessly toils on her next television endeavour, you can catch her amazing, delighting and disconcerting audiences at various Improvised and Stand Up Comedy gigs at venues across the country.