His comments about Mandoza’s death, and the demonstration by Wits students who exposed their boobs when they protested half-naked, angered many.
He is Skhumbuzo Hlophe, known as Skhumba, the popular resident comedian on Kaya FM’s breakfast show 180 with Bob.
Skhumba can trace his career as a funny man back to a stage in his home town of Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, where he performed to such small audiences that it would have put him off if he hadn’t been so determined.
“We once did a show with Tol Ass Mo that flopped because of the low audience turnout. If I didn’t give up then, I will never give up.”
Skhumba had a lead role on sitcom Thandeka’s Diary and has a big following on Kaya FM’s show 180 With Bob every Friday.
Skhumba told Daily Sun he was always a funny guy which led him to discover his talent and work his way to the top.
“When you’re funny, people always want to be around you. At some stage somebody saw the talent and said let’s try to put it on stage.”
Skhumba said after the play he extended his career by doing stand-up comedy appearances at Bhambatha in Centurion without pay.
He quit his day job, because he loved the microphone.
His name then started appearing on posters for shows being hosted nationally.
“I got an opportunity to perform for a few minutes at the South African Comic Awards at MonteCasino and I killed it.
“Luckily for me, Kaya FM boss Greg Maloka was there and he gave me the opportunity to perform on the Kaya FM Cruise.”
Skhumba is currently filming the story of his life on DVD.
“It was not a fluke that I did a one man show last year. I love what I am doing.”
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