Khanyisa Bunu

Based: Johannesburg

Khanyisa Bunu, is a Stand-up comedienne and actress. She’ll be opening for Trevor Noah’s upcoming tour in Johannesburg and Durban. What a way to celebrate ‘girl power’ this Women’s Month.Hailing from the small town of Whittlesea in the Eastern Cape, where she was a high school Geography and English teacher, Khanyisa Bunu has always known she was funny. “There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t get a kick out of making my students or the teachers roar with laughter,” recalls Khanyisa.As a child, Khanyisa was always the centre of attention, regaling her family with stores of her mischievous comings and goings at boarding school. And now she’s caught the attention of the local entertainment scene.Khanyisa relocated to Johannesburg in 2008 and shortly after, she decided to take a leap of faith and follow her talent, which saw her entering SABC 1’s reality TV show, So You Think You Are Funny?. Getting into the Top Six finals solidified her path, and she began to pursue a full-time career as a comedian, actress and entertainer. Khanyisa has performed on some of South Africas most prestigious and well-known stages. Her performances have been revered by critics and show-goers alike. She has performed and hosted a number of major headline events too including King & Queens of Comedy, Blacks Only and the Comedy Central Roast Battle in 2016.

 

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