Laugh out loud with these top female comedians

A look at some of our top South African female comedians.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:45 PM  | Top of The

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Though we do not have many female comedians in South Africa but without a doubt, these four females lead when it comes to comedy.

As the old adage "laughter is the best medicine" these leading females in comedy are thriving in their respective careers as comedians.

She started her life as a comedian in 2005 but it was her appearance on 2009's So You Think You Are Funny season that introduced Celeste to the rest of Mzansi. She even made it to the Top 10 round of the competition.

From the 2009 competition Celeste Ntuli never looked back, she has built a solid career for herself as a comedian who has managed to win the hearts of many South Africans on the Mzansi Magic telenovela Isibaya where she plays the role of Siphokazi Zungu.

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Winner of the 2011 Nandos Comedy Showdown Lihle Msimang grabs the attention of the crowd with her jokes about her upbringing in Soweto.

Lihle is young, energetic and very funny; with her around the future of females in the local comedian industry looks bright.

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Known for her domestic worker role on the SABC 1 sitcom Ses'Top La and just like Celeste Ntuli we were also introduced to Khanyisa Bunu via the So You Think You Are Funny show. 

In 2015 Khanyisa became the first woman to win the Audience Choice Award category at the Comics' Choice Awards.

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All hail to the Queen of comedy Tumi Morake. This super funny woman doesn't have to try hard to be funny, even when she's serious, she's hilarious.

Tumi made history last year when she became the first woman to be crowned Comic Of The Year at the 6th Annual Comics Choice Awards.

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Main Image Credit: Instagram @tumi_morake