Q turns heads in Mzansi

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page -

ONLY a few months af­ter he vowed that he would not be prac­tis­ing his craft in the coun­try of his birth any­more, co­me­dian Q Dube, real name Nqo­bizitha Mitchel Dube, has be­gun turn­ing heads in his new home, South Africa, where his hi­lar­i­ous sets are earn­ing rave reviews.

Dube, who was crowned the coun­try’s best co­me­dian at the 2017 Na­tional Arts Merit Awards, made the trek to South Africa in the mid­dle of last year in search greener pas­tures as he looked to ad­vance his promis­ing com­edy ca­reer.

The Bu­l­awayo-born fun­ny­man, who was also a host on a lo­cal ra­dio sta­tion, said that he would only be com­ing back to the coun­try to visit his par­ents as his op­por­tu­ni­ties were lim­ited at home.

“If I’m to leave South Africa, I’ll go fur­ther away as I’m not com­ing back to Zim­babwe to be based there. I’ll just come to see my par­ents, per­form and go back to my South African base” he told our sis­ter pa­per, The Chron­i­cle, at the time.

Six months later it seems like Dube, who is a reg­u­lar fea­ture at top com­edy spots in Jo­han­nes­burg and Cape Town as well as be­ing a DJ on the 1873FM, is a step closer to re­al­is­ing his lofty am­bi­tions.

The tal­ented co­me­dian was hailed as one of the bright prospects from Mzansi Magic’s Com­edy Wed­nes­days, a laugh fest which sees co­me­di­ans show­case their ribtick­ling skills ev­ery last Wednesday of ev­ery month on the pop­u­lar chan­nel.

Last month’s edi­tion of the com­edy show aired on Boxing Day, and al­though there were many tal­ented comics on dis­play, so­cial media was abuzz about Dube’s per­for­mance in par­tic­u­lar.

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