Simuka celebrates second anniversary

Steadily rising stand-up comedy company Simuka Comedy celebrates its second anniversary on June 27 at Book Cafe.

Silence Charumbira

Born two years ago at The Mannenberg, Simuka Comedy is a platform that has exposed new comedy talent in the country.

Founding member of Simuka Comedy Doc Vikela — real name Victor Mpofu — says people should expect fireworks and rib-cracking madness as this will be a celebration of everything funny in Zimbabwe.

“We are making a bold statement, we are making our intentions known, we are making your ribs sore,” he said.

Co-founder of Simuka Comedy Simba Kakora aka Simba the Comic King said he was happy that their creation has grown in leaps and bounds in the two years since its formation.

“We are happy to say that it has been two years now and it is only getting bigger,” he said.

“Comedy is growing in Zimbabwe as even corporates are showing interest to engage comedians as evidenced by the recent sponsorship deal between Simuka Comedy and Zambezi Light.

“The show will be full of ups and downs; mainly downs and embarrassing stories and tales told from various perspectives of Zimbabwe’s comedians.”

Simba the Comic King said preceding the event would be auditions and comedy workshops as part of the group’s initiative to grow the industry. He called upon new and aspiring comedians to register for the auditions.

Comedians performing on the night are Carl Joshua Ncube, Cde Fatso, Clive Chigubhu, Q the Boss, Michael K, Ntando Van Moyos, Simba the Comic King and Doc Vikela.

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