COMEDIAN MAKES HIS MARK

Bunch Sekhobo is one of the few credible black comedians from the province

The multi-talented funnyman, Bunch Sekhobo, is not only a comedian, but also an actor, writer and director who is highly passionate about his work.

The Bloemfontein entertainer has made a name for himself as an enterprising comedian. Sekhobo started comedy at a young age and is fast becoming one of the few credible black comedians in the Free State.

He started performing in 2002 and showed what he is made of at the University of The Free State (UFS) where he studied BA drama and theatre arts.

He was the Vodacom Campus Comedy Man of the Year in 2009 and was a regular host and performer at AAMPS (Art, Artist, Musicians, Poets and Songwriters), which hosts regular sessions on campus.

“This is where I realised my passion. I knew when I first held the mic on stage that I wanted to be a comedian and tell my story through jokes, since some messages are best passed through jokes you know,” he said.

Sekhobo has shared the stage with established comedians such as Chris Mapane and Ndumiso Ndini, among others.

“I have proved to the world that I can be a force to reckon with. Look at me, I have shared the stage with the established comedians,” chuckled Sekhobo.

He was the host of the first season of So you think you funny, which is the brain child of comedy guru David Kau.

“It was an awesome experience working closely with Kau; I mean who doesn’t want to rub shoulders with the most hilarious man,” chuckled Sekhobo.

The comedian is currently working on the academic side of dramatic art where he writes articles for Ugie High School.

“I’m a writer at heart. In this industry you must be a jack of all trades otherwise you will sleep on an empty stomach,” said Sekhobo.

He is currently on a road show with old-friend Itumeleng Molise, who is also a comedian.

“Molise hosts open mic annually and, being the comedian that I am, I couldn’t disappoint my old time friend,” said Sekhobo.

“Together with Molise we have worked in Umtata, where our show was sponsored by Old Mutual,” added Sekhobo.