Based: Johannesburg

Tyson Ngubeni bursts into characters on stage and screen. This South African comedian, actor and voice artist boasts a brand of character-driven humour and sharp observations – a combination which has earned numerous individual and team awards along the way.

Tyson starred and represented his country in Showmax’s Funny People Africa – a show curating some of the continent’s finest comedy talent. Meanwhile, his debut solo show The Dark Ages, hilariously lands sharp jabs at xenophobia and South Africa’s unpredictable political landscape, winning a Standard Bank Encore Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival.Using comedy, Tyson builds partnerships that enable deserving students to raise funds for higher education. He has worked with the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Thuthuka Bursary Fund and the Tsebo Bursary Fund to raise vast sums for deserving students.

As an events MC, his clients include Standard Bank, Roche Pharmaceuticals, AfroCentric Health, Rhodes University and the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre

Tyson holds two degrees from Rhodes University: a Bachelor of Arts Honours with distinction in drama as well as a Bachelor of Journalism.