Tsitsi Chiumya is a young comedian from Lebowakgomo, a small township in Limpopo Province's south. He has quickly established himself as a rising star in South Africa and Africa, not to mention his international concerts in Europe and the United States, where it appears that everyone can identify to his "awkwardly relatable stories."
Tsitsi was chosen by South Africa's greatest comedic export, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah, to appear in Trevor Noah Presents: NationWild, a new comedy TV series. Tsitsi also appeared on BBC Arts Hour during the same season as Spike Lee.
In terms of accolades, he got a Comics' Choice Award for 'Best Newcomer' in 2018 as well as a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for. TV Comedy Scriptwriting. As a member of the Puppet Nation crew.
The Arts Hour with Nikki Bedi profiled him alongside filmmaker Jahmil X T Qubeka, theatre director Clara Vaughan, novelist Yewande Omotoso, and blue-haired singing star Moonchild Sanelly.
Tsitsi finished a tour of South-East Asia in December 2018, doing 38 shows in three weeks at some of Asia's most famous comedy clubs, including The Merry Lion in Singapore and the Bangkok Comedy Club. He also headlined Zambia's largest comedy festival, the ZED Comedy Festival, performing in front of over 3000 people and receiving excellent reviews from the local press. His performances at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival earned him a spot on the list of comics to watch in 2019.