Thabiso Mhlongo

Comedian and MC - Johannesburg
Thabiso Mhlongo


His describes his style as alternative and funny, conversational with a touch of genius, versatile as he does his jokes in mainstream language(English) and vernac, one liners and the likes, His growing reputation is indicative of his work ethic, desire and talent, all which have contributed to his rise from a nobody to a respected stand-up comedian.

Currently living in Braamfontein, Johannesburg Thabiso was born in Barberton, Mbombela and is a holder of a Sports Management National Diploma.

Thabiso Mhlongo is a professional stand up comedian whose calmness and storytelling continues to captivate audiences all over Johannesburg and South Africa.

He started out professional stand-up comedy in August 2014, but his meteoric rise within the comedy ranks continues to further imply that he is destined for greatness at the highest levels of Stand-Up comedy.

Thabiso also has appearances on Television, as an acting and presenter, He has a number of extra and featured roles with some of South Africa’s most recognizable Television shows, and has a resident presenter slot on a segment called The Sin Bin every Friday on ANN7’s Game On sports show.

Despite his short time on the block, Thabiso has found himself in a space where he is able to impact the local comedy and entertainment scene after having feature on MTV’s #YouGotGot and as a Fashion street Referee and a cameo role on E-Tv’s The Alliance as a Delivery Boy, as well as being invited to CliffCentral on their Gas Comedy Podcast on the regular, and performing at the Savanna’s Comic Choice Newcomers Showcase in 2016 which later aired on VuzuAmp.

Thabiso has shared the stage with big names in the comedy Industry such as Loyiso Gola, Tats Nkonzo, Conrad Koch (Chester Missing), Kedibone Mulaudzi, Trevor Gumbi, Tall Ass Mo, Skhumba Hlope, Sifiso Nene, Siyabonga Radebe, Mashabela Galane, Eugene Khoza, Joey Rasdien, Mojack lehoko, Lazola Gola, Robby Collins, Jason Goliath, Donovan Goliath, Nicholas Goliath, Tumi Morake, Khaniysa Bunu, Thenjiwe Moseley, Kagiso Lediga, Dave Levinson amongst others in the small time he has started professional stand up comedy.

In 2016 he won Comedy Central’s Grab The Mike Competition, which is an elite competition featuring the country’s most prominent upcoming comedians in Africa, in the same year he was invited to be a part of the comedy central Roast Battle Episode 5 on October which he won, In the same year he was a part of the Comedy Central Grab The Mic Finale and Comedy Central Roast battle Finalist ,he is also a constant feature at the Tshwane Comedy Nights in Pretoria and is the Creative Director of Premium Comedy SA, which is a leading comedy talent company in the land having assisted in launching comedy careers of a lot of South Africa’s top talents such Trevor Noah, Loyiso Gola just to name a few.


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