SA’s Queen of Comedy Tumi Morake is taking the laughs to the people
Tumi Morake is set to grace the stage at the Baxter Concert Hall for a two night only run on Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1. Taking her “comedy to the people”, Morake is embarking on her first official South African tour.
“There are people who have heard of Tumi Morake, there are people who have seen Tumi Morake but there are many that don’t actually know Tumi Morake. They are finally going to meet her,” proclaims the comedienne.
The show follows Morake’s journey as she tries to find herself in the schizophrenia of motherhood, wifehood and South African-hood amidst being the Queen of Comedy.
Morake made history in 2016 by being the first female to be crowned Comic of the Year at the sixth annual Savannah Comic’s Choice Awards and she’s not ready to give up that crown just yet.
“After 10 years in the industry, it’s crazy that I have never done a South African tour. Well, the time has finally arrived. The comedy industry in this country has grown so much in terms of offerings and demand. South Africans seem to have an insatiable appetite for it and hopefully I can whet their tastebuds with this new show,” says Morake.
Raw and unapologetic, the show promises to be thought provoking and provide a glimpse of what life could be like if we made a little effort – putting us all, and Morake herself, under the spotlight.
Tumi Morake’s career
Since beginning her career in 2006, Morake has steadily grown into one of SA’s most sought after comedians, with numerous nominations and awards under her belt, including receiving the 2016 YOU Spectacular Award for Best Comedian of the Year.
Some highlights of her career include being the first woman to host ‘Comedy Central Presents’ on African soil and ticking off a bucket list item – taking her first one-woman show to the famed Edinburgh Festival in Scotland in 2013.
Morake spent two seasons on the judging panel of etv’s ‘She’s The One’ and host of ‘Our Perfect Wedding’ for three seasons after a public demand for her return. 2017 has seen Morake hosting her own shows on SABC – ‘Red Cake’ and the second season of ‘Point Of Order’.
* The show is rated PG. Tickets cost R150 and are available through Computicket