Khanyisa Bunu is a former school teacher who ventured into comedy through the reality show ‘So you think you are funny’ in 2009 where she was eliminated in the top 6 of the competition. She made history in 2015 by being the first ever female to win an award at the Comics Choice Awards when she scooped the Audience Choice Award. She attributes her success to the fact that she is an all rounder because of her clean and brilliant material and can perform anywhere whether it be church, corporate events, weddings, school, clubs or anywhere you can think of.

She has performed around the world and wowed audience in places like New York, Nigeria, Botswana and Swaziland. I was no surprise that she ventured into comedy and she has always had a funny bone at school, among her friends as well as her family.

She gets her inspiration from all hardworking comics who make things happen.

She has performed at the following shows: 99% Xhosa Comedy; South African State Theatre: Tshwane Comedy Nights; Blacks Only; Soweto Comedy Festival; Parker’s Comedy (Monte Casino); Grahamstown National Arts Festival (One Man Show 2011/2012); Emalahleni Comedy Nights; ProMusica Theatre: Just Nice Comedy Nights; Sand Du Plessis Theatre, Bloemfontein; Lord Make Me Laugh Christian Comedy; International Comedy Day Gaborone, Bot; Greenwich Village Comedy Club in New York; Pubs and casinos around Johannesburg, Pretoria, Queenstown and Polokwane.; Carnival City; Soweto Theatre; Hosted Raffcutts Comedy Nights at Cofi Brookly (March 2012 to September 2012); Ekurhuleni Comedy Festival; Hosted ‘Poetic Blues’ poetry session Andre Huguenot theatre, Macufe 2015; The Lyric Theater for ’67 minutes of laughter’; Cape Town Comedy Club in Cape Town; Gugulethu Comedy Nights in Gugulethu; Amasokolari Comedy Nights in Khayelitsha; International Comedy Festival at Silverstar Casino 2015; Goliath Comedy Club; ‘Prince Hezekiah the funny king’ 2nd Expression in Nigeria; On Fire Comedy in Durban; Birchwood Jazz and Comedy sessions; Wednesday Comedy at Taboo in Sandton; Comedy Central Roast Battle 2016; Mbombela Comedy Show; Headliners Show (Savanna Durban Summer Comedy Festival 2016); Buffalo City Summer Carnival 2016; Kings and Queens of Comedy

Radio: Resident Comedian Afternoon Drive, Umhlobo Wenene 2013

Film and Television: ‘So you think you are funny’ SABC 1 Reality show; Late Night With Kgomotso, studio guest and performer; Late Nite news with Loyiso Gola; Bantu Hour SABC 2; Ses Top La Season 4 (SABC 1 sitcom)

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