• The former schoolteacher is now one of South Africa’s leading female comedians  (Photo Courtesy of Tarryn Liddell)
  • Bunu often populates her comedy shows with a variety of interesting characters
    (Photo Courtesy Tarryn Liddell)
  • A fan poses for a photograph with Bunu after a recent show in Johannesburg [Photo: Darren Taylor]
  • Bunu is not afraid to makes jokes about controversial subjects.(Courtesy T. Liddell)
  • The comedian poses with another of her many fans (Courtesy K. Bunu)
  • Bunu is a huge fan, and is in contact with, US standup comedian Erin Jackson (Courtesy K. Bunu)

South African Comedienne Khanyisa Bunu

Darren Taylor

Published April 05, 2013

Critics are recognizing a South African standup comic Khanyisa Bunu as one of the few “queens of comedy” in Africa. Bunu abandoned a career as a schoolteacher a few years ago and is one of the few female comedians to break into South Africa’s entertainment scene.

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