Carl Joshua Ncube

A moment with The Man Carl Joshua Ncube

Described by CNN African Voices as the “New face of Zimbabwean comedy”. Carl literally broke into the Zimbabwean comedy scene with his debut one-man show Carl Joshua Ncube’s BIG ANNOUNCEMENT setting him up as the BIGGEST Zimbabwean Stand Up Comedy export.

Carl launched his blueprint for a world tour and set o from Bulawayo performing in Selebi Pikwe in Botswana ten Lusaka in Zambia and Kampala Uganda. Carl racked up lots of amazing reviews as his tour built up momentum and began to set Carl’s reputation as a versatile comedian with much potential.

Carl would embark on one of his most ambitious projects, a one-man show very early in his career followed by a national tour. Carl’s performances thrilled audiences nationwide earning him the title of one of the biggest stand-up comedians in Zimbabwe.

African Voices a magazine program on CNN called Carl in for an interview exposing Carl to such a great audience shedding light on his aspirations to tour the world and spread the message about Zimbabwe.

Parkers Comedy and Jive In South Africa the renowned comedy club Parkers Comedy and Jive gave Carl and amazing break by giving him performances in their famous club, allowing Carl to perform with some big names in the South African comedy industry such as Mel Miller, Dave Levinsohn, Kedibone Mulaudzi.

South African Comedy Circuit Carl Managed to get a number of performances in the South African comedy circuit becoming a regular at comedy nights such as Parkers Comedy, Wednesday Comedy Nights, Carnival City.

Podium the Comedy Merchants who have exclusively managed iconic comedians such as Trevor Noah, Eugene Khoza and Loyiso Gola developed a stand-up comedy showcase called Stand Up Africa, putting together some of the biggest names in African comedy like Basketmouth, Daliso Chaponda, David Kibuuka, Ndumiso Lindi, Kagiso Lediga and Carl Joshua Ncube.

Nite of a Thousand Laughs EXTRA Performed in the brainchild of Opa Williams in Abuja, Nairobi and Uganda alongside great African comedians from across the continent Klint da Drunk (Nigeria), Mandy (Nigeria), Eric Omondi (Kenya), Funny Face (Ghana), Patrick Salvado Indringi (Uganda) and Carl Joshua Ncube was the representative from Zimbabwe.

Gotham Comedy Club New York Carl has just recently returned from a tour of the USA has performed in the famous Gotham comedy club in New York.

How have you been finding the world stage during your tour?
From the travels and shows I have performed at so far it has been nothing short of amazing, getting to learn about what makes people laugh in di erent countries and also seeing just how similar our cultures are in some instances, we are all human after all I guess. I have had such an amazing time as a creative my mind continually gets opened up to new possibilities and newer frontiers.

Which influential comedian have you had the opportunity to share the stage with?
I have shared the stage with some of the best African comedians on the scene to date Basketmouth and Klint da Drunk from Nigeria, Eric Ormondi a little guy thats a giant in East African comedy, Salvado an absolute beast from Uganda (watch his star rise…by the time this is published it will be too late he will be the best), Kagiso LEdiga, Dave Levinsohn, Mel Miller, John Vlismas who are all living legends in SA comedy and no I haven’t performed with Trevor Noah yet although I imagine it will be such an amazing honour like its been to perform with the guys I have just mentioned…oh and how can I forget a dude who has had such a profound in uence on my comedy Daliso Chaponda from Malawi.

How is it being back in Zimbabwe and what are your current plans for this year?
Being back in Zim has been awesome, currently working on my cooking show and excited to be the brand ambassador of Food Word, the supermarket group who have extraordinary plans for their brand this year. The wife and I have set up our talent agency, hoping to scout and nurture Zimbabwean talent for export.

Where do we see Carl Joshua Ncube in the Future?
Media Mogul, Trendsetter, Chief Strategist for Brand Zimbabwe, President, retire, raise a family 2 girls, 3 dogs, and a fish!