Sifiso Nene (PHOTO: Sifiso Nene Instagram)
Comedian and actor Sifiso Nene is known for making fun of taxi
drivers’ mean behaviour, if he is not taking a jab at baby mamas and their
unending drama. It’s been nine-year long journey for the KZN-born comic.
Sifiso became the first winner of South
Africa’s So You Think You’re Funny. Since then, he’s hosted his own One Man
shows across the country and has recently launched his new comedy club, The
Comedy Basement, previously known as The Goliath Comedy Club in Braamfontein,
Johannesburg. DRUM chats to him about the industry and his love for comedy.
Hunger, petrol price because it goes up all
the time and my baby mama because she has too much drama.
I love comedy. It makes me happy more than
I make my audience happy. There is nothing in life that makes me this happy,
not even my baby mama.
I would try to build my self-esteem earlier
in life. If I had my confidence at a younger age maybe I would be at the
international level now. But it’s fine, I will get there.
Do comedy because you love it, don’t do it
because everyone else is doing it because you won’t last. It’s not like music,
you can’t hide behind the beat.
Sifiso brings the first Combo Comedy Show at
The Big Top Arena in Carnival City on 3 November in partnership with Sun
International. The show also features Mpho Popps, Tumi Morake, Loyiso Madiga
and Thenjiwe Moseley.