Mbulelo Mpofu, Showbiz Reporter
HE has been widely known as a comedian, celebrity chef, curator and coach but how does, “Carl the singer” sound?
In November, Ncube joined forces with renowned local music producer Black Orient to release “Kunkuche” a troll of Passion Java’s spiritual “tongues” and according to him, that triggered the need to take music more seriously.
Ncube told Chronicle Showbiz that the collaboration was a long time coming.
“I wanted to work with Black Orient to do more trolling of things and celebrities and I want to win Album of the Year one day at the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA), “ he said.
The buoyant comedian is set for a fortnight of performances in South Africa and Malawi commencing December 1 at Poppy’s Restaurant.
There, he will perform alongside South African comics including the “Dark Coloured” Dillan Oliphant and Tats Nkonzo.
This will steer Ncube right into the comedy mix that will see him perform three more shows in South Africa and Malawi.
On being back touring, Ncube said he feels reinvigorated.
“It’s great to be back. I am excited. I am a totally new comic and enjoying it. During the Covid-19 induced lockdowns, five comedy clubs closed in South Africa.
“So, it’s a case of reuniting with colleagues but also rebuilding the sector again as I want to consider having an active comedy space in South Africa, “ he said.
The self-dubbed “Biggest Zimbabwean Stand-Up Comedian in the World” Ncube considers himself “more of an international comedian from Africa. I serve a larger narrative now.”
Ncube has been to numerous countries performing in Malawi, he will link up with Zambia-born Malawian stand-up comedian Daliso Chaponda as well as award-winning South African stand-up comedian and ventriloquist Conrad Koch.
From networking with third-placed 2017 Britain’s Got Talent contestant Daliso Chaponda, sports comedian Shampoonaiza and Dilan Oliphant, Ncube is ready to deliver rib-cracking jokes.
His comeback tour commenced in Harare in October at the Reps Theatre in Harare. – @eMKlass_49