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18/06/2015

Local comedian, Lukhanyiso Matshoba’s people-centred style of comedy has earned him nominations at the 5th Annual South African Savanna Comics Choice Awards.

Lukhanyiso has been nominated for Best friend of Comedy and the Audience Choice, for which he will need the public’s votes in order to win.

He recently returned from Johannesburg where he was battling it out with stand-up comics from around the country, for the coveted Best Newcomer nomination which will be announced in early July.

The 25 year old Grahamstown-born and now PE based student, who is currently completing his IT Diploma at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, started stand-up comedy in 2013.

“I have always been in the Drama Society. It is here that I noticed that I’d often make people laugh, so I thought I should try out stand-up comedy” he says.

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

“‘Dirty bums’ is a term that is used in reference to disadvantaged or marginalised 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.

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 15 August 2015, dinner at MonteCasino to the value of R500, a chance to sashay down the yellow carpet with celebs, comedians and media and access to the after party.

“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.

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