Charles Manase, a professional stand-up comedian and a master of ceremonies. Born 1990 in Harare, Zimbabwe but currently based in Gaborone, Botswana; Charles Manase is a one of a kind comic who expresses his love for comedy through his on point, intellectual humour which is always received with good laughs.
A man with a gift for wringing laughter from common place situations, Charles Manase has parlayed his career to become one amongst the best stand-up comedians in Botswana. Charles Manase’s resume as a stand-up comedian is steadily growing thanks to his unique style of comedy.
His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets him apart from other stand-up comedians in recent memory and it is clear that the comedian has found his mark in the Botswana comedy scene. Charles Manase is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating delivery.
Charles’s career as a stand up comedian got its first major boost when he was one of the seven comedians to perform in Bulawayo as a part of the Go worries Go comedy tour before partaking in Baisly comedy show Night of Fools, politics of laughter, two seasons of the soul food comedy contest (all in 2014) and headlined the 2014 Anne Kansime show in Botswana leaving the audiences in stitches. Before that, he had auditioned for Talent Search program called “Gemstones” which was sponsored by International Modeling and Talent agency (IMTA) as the only comedy entry only bowing out in the National stage. He later went on to perform under the Laugh-a-Lot platform where he shaped his unique brand of comedy.
Charles Manase, The Brand, remains relevant today more than ever as the man features as the voice of the Grand-Pa’s Bumper to Bumper traffic update in Botswana and is played during every traffic update on radio. Having played a role in the establishment of the Phakalane Comedy Show, he went on to establish The Fresh Comedy Series and with high ticket item like a one man show and a comedy tour still in the pipeline, The Brand will surely continue to grow.