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Comedian and MC
Kagiso Lediga

Kagiso Lediga - Johannesburg

Kagiso Lediga

Actor & Comedian Kagiso Lediga was born in 1978 in Pretoria South Africa. He has been nominated for numerous Golden Horn awards for his work as an actor, writer and director.

Kagiso Lediga has performed at all the major comedy events on the local calendar including the prestigious Cape Town International Comedy Festival, where he won the People's Choice Award. Other comedy events Kagiso Lediga has performed at include Laugh Out Loud, Comedy Blackout, Kingsize Heavyweight Comedy Jams, Blacks Only, Freshest Comedy Festival, Pure Monate Comedy Jam and the Let Durban Laugh Festival.He has also appeared at such comedy venues as Blues Room, The Armchair, The Underground Cool Runnings, Dachs, Comedy @ 88, Tanz Café, Carnival City, Horror Café, Cherelee’s, Morula Sun, Funny Bones, Carolines (New York), Yuk Yuks (Toronto) and The Laugh Lounge (New York).


Kagiso Lediga is a South African stand-up comedian, actor, producer, writer and television presenter best known for creating, writing, producing and starring in the SABC1 sketch comedy series Pure Monate Show, from 2003-2004. He is also known on the local stand-up comedy circuit, having performed in South Africa and abroad regularly since 1998.Born in Pretoria in 1978, Lediga left his hometown in 1995 to study English and Drama at the University of Cape Town. It was whilst studying that he had his first taste of stand-up comedy, performing during Orientation Week in 1995.This quickly led to gigs with the Cape Comedy Club, and, crucially, as a new face at the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival in 1998.He has performed at all the major comedy events on the local calendar including the prestigious Cape Town International Comedy Festival, where he won the People's Choice Award. Other comedy events he has performed at include Laugh Out Loud, Comedy Blackout, Kingsize Heavyweight Comedy Jams, Blacks Only, Freshest Comedy Festival, Pure Monate Comedy Jam and the Let Durban Laugh Festival.He has also appeared at such comedy venues as Blues Room, The Armchair, The Underground Cool Runnings, Dachs, Comedy @ 88, Tanz Café, Carnival City, Horror Café, Cherelee’s, Morula Sun, Funny Bones, Carolines (New York), Yuk Yuks (Toronto) and The Laugh Lounge (New York).

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