Local comedian affectionately known as Bambino Ndiwenyu, has re-defied the landscape of how birthdays are to be celebrated, by coming up with a unique theme for his 30th birthday; by hosting a comedy show. Titled ‘Bambino Birthday Comedy Show’, will debut on the 17th of November, at Horizon View in Game City.
Ndiwenyu is one of the most renowned and sought after comedians in the country. He has performed alongside international acts like Trevor Gumbi, Kedibonye Mulaudzi and many more. He has also performed at the Soweto International Comedy Show. His repertoire of work within the comedy industry cannot go unnoticed, having been in the comedy industry since 2015 and ultimately found fame when competing in My African Dream, a talent search show, where he managed to make it the top three. He is however more than a comedian, holding a BA in Live Performance from AFDA.
In an exclusive interview with WeekendLife, he highlighted that the event came through after he saw the need to embrace his talent, as it speaks to him more than anything else. “I wanted to celebrate it in a way that speaks volumes to me and I feel like comedy brings a lot of laughter to people. It brings happiness and relieves people from stress for some time. You may not get rid of your problems but for a certain moment you can detach from a lot of things. I would like to believe that I am possibly going to have it every year in celebration of myself,” he said.
Whilst people are looking forward to a day filled with laughs and giggles, Ndiwenyu will not sail the boat alone. He has tagged along other local and international acts to come and dish fun. The event that is run by Amble Production and directed by Gao Lemmenyane and Kabelo Rapinyana and Ndiwenyu himself, will be having acts like M.O.D, Tricks Pantsola of the Jokes, Jonny Pula, Maatla Ephraim Basha, Thapelo Malani and Brooks. The the lineup is still open. International acts will be Kedibonye Mulaudzi, a South African comedian as well as King Flat.
After being away for a while in the comic space, many people are looking forward to his performance after a long hiatus which he took for his studies. “That made me very exclusive, and I figured what better way can I do it than a birthday comedy show,” he said. In the years that he has been in the industry, Ndiwenyu acknowledges the growth of the industry as many have found the nitch and are making strides.
“The comedy in the country has evolved so much, because there are so many young comedians who have explored both commercial and mainstream comedy. People who have found humor where it is not easily found and have found ways to make a living out of it. There is a great difference and there are a lot of standup comedians. People like Tricks have managed to release a CD,” he explained. When reflecting on his journey, he stated that he drew inspiration from South African comedian who is currently based in United States of America, Trevor Noah. “Hearing a story of how he started comedy is very inspiring. He started comedy more lately than I did and after he started he took many risks. He did his first standup comedy and it was packed. He just kept defying the odds,” he hinted.
Ultimately, the comedian envisions himself gracing biggest stages doing what he is passionate about, which he believes will be a stepping stone to his bigger dream. “One of the core things that I love is my talent, because I am multi-talented. I am a comedian, an actor and a singer. I have seen myself being able to execute my tasks quite well,” he said.
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