Ce­leste takes on the USA

DRUM - - OUT AND ABOUT - BY QHAMA DAYILE & LAVERN DE VRIES

SHE’S the queen of Mzansi’s com­edy scene – and now the USA has had a taste of CE­LESTE NTULI. The come­di­enne flew South Africa’s flag high at the Laugh Fac­tory, a fa­mous com­edy club in Hol­ly­wood, and the Essence Fes­ti­val in New Or­leans, where she had the au­di­ences in stitches. “My ma­te­rial re­lates to ev­ery­one,” Ce­leste said ahead of her trip.

“I don’t par­tic­u­larly talk about some­thing that hap­pens to Zu­lus or South Africans, I talk about black women’s is­sues and that’s what the Essence Fes­ti­val is all about,” she said.

It wasn’t all work and no play, how­ever. Ce­leste ex­plored the best of what the cities have to of­fer and bumped into co­me­dian GEORGE LOPEZ and singer KENNY LATTIMORE. Yasss, girl!

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