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Johannesburg, Gauteng

Entertainer Bio

Tats Nkonzo was the host on SA’s Got Talent for four seasons. The show reaches 2.5 million viewers weekly.

Such was his success as a first time presenter; SA’s Got Talent was voted Best Reality TV Show in the 2013 Sunday Times Generation Next Survey.

Based on his on stage material, Tats Nkonzo (along with Nik Rabinowitz) was profiled on CNN’s African Voices, where he was engaged about his use of stand-up comedy as a nation, building tool.

With a musical gift that complements his comic performance, Tats Nkonzo gives audiences far more than they expect.

As a top 24 finalist in the third instalment of the series, it is clear when Tats Nkonzo enters the stage that he is a multi-faceted entertainer.

Double Up Travel Show
Tats Nkonzo was co-host on this Travel Show around South Africa with his great wit and charm, adding a comical side to touring around the hotspots of South Africa.

I Love South Africa
Tats Nkonzo is a star on this successful game show, where celebrities are put through the test about different aspects of South Africa.

So You Think You’re Funny
A finalist in the first season of this hit reality show for stand-up comics; Tats Nkonzo left a lasting impression on judges and producers alike.

Such was the impact that, even after elimination (Top 8), he was requested to prepare material as a guest performer in the final round of the competition.

Stand Up Comedy
2016 – Tats Nkonzo is PRIVILEGED
2015 – The African with Wi-Fi
2014 – The Clever Black
2013 – 2nd Base
2012 – Can’t Tats This

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Established in 1947, it is the largest arts festival in the world and Tats Nkonzo was invited to perform his new one-man comedy show The African with Wi-Fi during the month of August 2015.

Montreux Comedy Festival
In 2014, up against comedians from the United States of America and the United Kingdom,

Tats Nkonzo was selected to compete in Switzerland where he took top honors.

He won the competition and was subsequently, signed to be managed by one of Europe’s biggest comedy producers, Mick Perrin of Mick Perrin Worldwide.

Laugh Factory: World’s Funniest Comedian

September 2016: 56 countries worldwide and 89 comedians…

Tats has made it into the first round of which 20 comedians will be chosen for the second round in Helsinki, Finland.

Final and third round will be 5 comedians judged on buzz points from round one and by a panel of judges.

Harare International Festival of the Arts
Tats Nkonzo was approached by festival producers and given a theatre where he performed at the biggest arts festival in Zimbabwe.

Comedy Central Presents Tats Nkonzo was selected by Comedy Central to host his own show on the channel. The ratings for the program were so high, he was asked to perform in a “Best of” recording alongside Barry Hilton and Chester Missing (Conrad Koch).

Comedy Ensembles
Tats Nkonzo has featured in the major ensemble comedy shows around the country and regularly headlines clubs nationwide.

Shows include: Bafunny Bafunny National Tour. Blacks Only. Comics’ Choice Awards and Strictly Come Laughing in Gaborone.

2015: Tats participated in the JICF and BET Experience (Globe).

As well as the Trevor Noah Nationwild Tour with Trevor Noah and Schalk Bezuidenhout.

Host for the International Gala for Comedy Central with Aries Spiers, Mark Lottering, Eugene Khoza and Hannibal Buress.

2016: Host and supporting act in the East London Comedy Festival, Diamonds and Dorings in Kimberley, Headline for Darren Maule’s Never Ending Comedy Tour as well as the Durban Comedy Week Festival.

He will also be a supporting act in the BET Experience once a month at Goliath Comedy Club and again in the JICF.

Supporting Acts
Tats Nkonzo was the supporting act for Nik Rabinowitz in both Nik’s sold out, “You Can’t Be Serious” and “Stand and Deliver” one-man shows.

He also opened for Loyiso Gola at the Teatro at Monte Casino for Loyiso’s one-man show, Life and Times.

It was a killer exhibition of his ability to hold and entertain packed out theatre audiences.

Tats was the opening act for Connell Cruise in his “Into the Wild SA Tour”.
Tomorrow Leaders Convention 2016
Tats was invited as a guest speaker on the panel discussion “Celebrated South Africans” panel discussion, hosted by Jeremy Maggs.

Corporate Events
Tats Nkonzo is a sought after comedian and MC in the South African corporate space.

He is the only musical comedian using his guitar as well as adding a comedy side to his MC/Host role.

2015 NOMINEE  Comic’s Choice Award – Comic of the year nominee
2014 WINNER   Montreux International Comedy Contest, Switzerland
2012 WINNER   Comics’ Choice Award – Breakthrough Act of the Year
2011 NOMINEE  Comics’ Choice Award – Newcomer of the Year nominee

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