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South African Comedian Siv Ngesi

  • Darren Taylor
Standup comic Siv Ngesi calls himself the ‘Ace of Race.’ He says growing up in a multiracial part of Cape Town has given him insight into the idiosyncrasies and prejudices of his country’s different racial groups.
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The comedian says he’s able to tell such risqué jokes because he has a special personality (Courtesy S. Ngesi)
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The comedian says he’s able to tell such risqué jokes because he has a special personality (Courtesy S. Ngesi)

Ngesi with his friend and mentor and fellow comedian, David Newton (Courtesy S. Ngesi)
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Ngesi with his friend and mentor and fellow comedian, David Newton (Courtesy S. Ngesi)

Ngesi confronts race issues in South Africa with humor (Courtesy S. Ngesi)
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Ngesi confronts race issues in South Africa with humor (Courtesy S. Ngesi)

Siv Ngesi … South Africa’s self-styled ‘Ace of Race’ (Courtesy S. Ngesi)
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Siv Ngesi … South Africa’s self-styled ‘Ace of Race’ (Courtesy S. Ngesi)

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