Tsitsi Chiumya is a young comedian from Lebowakgomo, a small township, south of the Limpopo Province. He has fast become a young talent to be reckoned with, winning admirers across South Africa and Africa, not to mention his International shows in Europe and USA where, it seems, everyone can relate to his ‘awkwardly relatable stories’
Tsitsi was singled out by South Africa’s greatest comedy export – The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah – to take part in the new comedy TV series, Trevor Noah Presents : NationWild. Tsitsi also appeared on BBC Arts Hour, which featured Spike Lee in the same season.
On the awards front, he has received both a Comics’ Choice Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2018 and a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA) for. Scriptwriting – TV Comedy. As part of the Puppet Nation team.
The BBC featured him in their profile series, The Arts Hour with Nikki Bedi, alongside filmmaker Jahmil X T Qubeka, theatre director Clara Vaughan, writer Yewande Omotoso and blue haired singing sensation Moonchild Sanelly.
In December 2018, Tsitsi completed a tour of South-East Asia, where he performed 38 shows in 3 weeks, headlining some of Asia’s most prestigious comedy clubs, including The Merry Lion in Singapore and the Bangkok Comedy Club.
He also headlined the biggest comedy festival in Zambia – the ZED Comedy Festival – performing to a crowd of over 3 000, winning rave reviews from the local press. His performances at the Johannesburg International Comedy Festival also won him recognition as one of the comics to watch in 2019.