Award winning and Emmy nominated comedian, Tats Nkonzo is regarded by The Star newspaper as, “One of the best things to happen to South African comedy.”
Host of hit reality TV show, SA’s Got Talent, and Idols top 12 finalist, Tats fuses music and comedy to great effect. With his arsenal of humour, intellect and a guitar, Tats Nkonzo jokes, challenges and entertains like very few can.
With 2 Comedy Central Africa appearances and an Emmy nomination for his role (writer and performer) in satirical news show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, CNN conducted a profile on Tats Nkonzo regarding his material in the context of nation building.
Breakthrough Comic of the Year, 2012. Comic of the Year nominee, 2015. His unique interpretation of comedy and music has won him critical acclaim from both industry heavyweights and a fast-growing fan base. Internationally, Tats won the Montreux International Comedy Contest, 2014 and brought his critically acclaimed show The African with Wifi to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015, where his television appearances included The One Show (BBC 1/Red Button) and Before The Morning After (SeeSo). In 2017 he made his Australian debut, appearing in the South African Allstars show at the Perth Comedy Festival, sold out his show at the Rotterdam Comedy Festival and joined BBC Radio 4 series Welcome to Wherever You Are.
Tats completed a run of shows in Switzerland, and appeared at the Montreux Comedy Festival @ UAE in Dubai. In March, he brought his brand new show Sorry Not Sorry to the Angel Comedy Club in London. After his success at the Montreaux International Comedy contest they didn’t hesitate to invite him back to this years Montreaux Comedy Festival Trending Comics Gala in Switzerland.