On Saturday night, Somizi, added yet another job to his resume as he stepped on the Blacks Only Comedy Show stage at the TicketPro Dome to try his hand at stand up comedy.
The stage is set for what's going to be the biggest and best #BlacksOnlyComedyShow yet! There are still a few tickets left at @Computicket. Doors open at 18:00 at @Ticketprodome. pic.twitter.com/tzds4P2hXS— POWER 98.7 (@Powerfm987) August 11, 2018
Somizi, who was born to two hilarious parents, feels as though this is a natural step. His father, the late Ndaba Mhlongo starred in shows such as Inyakanyaka and Upondo no Nkinsela while his mother, Mary Twala has been on shows such as Skwizas, eTv’s Scandal!, Ubizo (The Calling), Yizo Yizo and many more.
You cannot cheat ngepipi encane. Hahahahaha. Somizi tho!!! #BlacksOnlyComedyShow— Pabi Moloi (@PabiMoloi) August 11, 2018
Mhlongo shared the stage with comics such as Daliso Chaponda (UK), Dwayne Perkins (US) and locals Kagiso Mokgadi, Mpho Popps, Sifiso Nene, Tumi Morake and Skhumba Hlophe (who featured on Mhlongo’s Comedy Central roast panel).
Speaking to the Sowetan, Mhlongo said that he was comfortable about his debut as he was born for this. “My father was one of the best comedians. Being funny is something that comes naturally. I don’t have to try hard.”
Although this was technically his first solo set, Mhlongo did get a taste for stand up comedy when he took on his panel at his Comedy Central Roast earlier this year.
“I believe in timing. I think it is the right time for me to do it. I always believed that I am funny and I can bring it on,” stated Mhlongo, explaining that this is not the first time he had been invited to be part of the show.
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