In Kenya, comedy used to be a male-dominated profession. However, in the last year, demand for female comedians has exploded across the country, thanks in large part to paradigm-shifting female-led Youtube and Instagram shows that exploded during the quarantine time.
Of all, we had known for a long time that women might be amusing. But it took a pandemic to bring them to prominence. Here's a list of rib-cracking Kenyan comedians to whet your fancy.
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You may recognize comedian Mammito from the Churchill Show, but she is a star in her own right. Perhaps the continent's most popular female comic! Her POV sketches, which are relatable to the general public, have made her a household name.
Cartoon is your lady if you want to learn new sheng terms and laugh at some crazy street comedy. Warning: Her comedy can be caustic for sensitive people.
Brenda, better known as "Mama Kingston," is a comedian and activist noted for her funny family comedies and Kikuyu spoofs.
You know how taarab songs give you a different perspective on Swahili culture? Zeddy accomplishes this through comedy.
Her comedic style has changed dramatically after she left the Churchill program. Mammito's skits with her are hilarious!
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