Tumi Morake is a South African comedian, actress, TV personality, and writer.
Since beginning her career in smoky clubs in 2006, Tumi Morake has steadily grown into one of South Africa’s most sought after comedians, earning the title of South Africa’s First Lady of Comedy – not bad for a mother of three and wife of one. Named Free State Icon in 2011, Morake’s edgy brand of comedy has earned her a place as a headliner in comedy festivals all over South Africa. She’s bold, she’s sassy and you simply cannot ignore her. The first woman to host Comedy Central Presents on African soil, Morake has become relentless in her quest to maintain her footing as a comedy tour de force.
Morake’s continental claim to fame began as the host of The Big Brother Hot Room, a comical round up of Big Brother Africa.
In this episode we talk about what it means to be a female comedian, Tumi’s life in the states and the irresistible comparisons between the US and Africa, apartheid and her book, ‘And then Mama Said’. You can connect with Tumi on Twitter – @tumi_morake