NMMU funny-man in line for South African Comics Choice Awards

JULY 9, 2015

An IT student at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Lukhanyiso Matshoba, is in the running for two awards at this year’s South African Comics Choice Awards – and you can help him bring home the gold.

Matshoba’s very own people-centred style of comedy has earned him nominations in the following categories: Best friend of Comedy and the Audience Choice, for which he will need the public’s votes in order to win, according to a post on the university's blog.

The budding comedian, also known on the stage as DirtyBumzz, recently returned from Johannesburg where he was battling it out with stand-up comics from around the country, for the coveted Best Newcomer nomination.

He started stand-up comedy in 2013.

“It was when I was in the Drama Society that I discovered I had a knack for making people laugh,” he says.

He says he chose the stage name “DirtyBumzz” because he wanted to destigmatise the name.

"Dirty bums" is a term that is often used when one is referring to disadvantaged or marginalized people. My aim is to give those people hope and to motivate them. To make them believe that they are capable of doing so much,” says the budding comedian.

His material consists of stories about his township upbringing; and he compares this with life in surburbia, in a bid to ultimately unite people through laughter.

“Winning these awards would be great. No one from the Eastern Cape has ever won a Comics Choice Award. So it’s not only me who will be winning, but PE and the Eastern Cape too,” says Lukhanyiso.

For Lukhanyiso to win in the aforementioned categories, members of the public will need to vote and stand a chance to win a VIP experience to the awards. The winner will receive two double tickets to the awards show on the 15th of August 2015, dinner at Montecasino to the value of R500, a chance to sashay down the yellow carpet with celebs, comedians and media as well as access to the after party.

SMS 3975 to 45757 to vote.

SMS’s cost R1.50 | Limited to 20 votes per mobile number | RSA Only

Let's get behind our funny man, and bring those accolades home!

Image: NMMU