Artist Spotlight: Long John The Comedian

Long John The Comedian is a Zimbabwean Comedian, and standing at over 6 feet, his comedy journey continues to stretch over the African Continent and beyond. He was laughed at for being tall, dark and handsome squint; however, his humor has been able to bring laughs to thousands of people, whilst keeping an eye on the rest of the world. Literally and Figuratively!

Learnmore Mwanyenyeka aka Long John grew up and was raised by his grandparents in a small rural village in Zimbabwe called chimanimani. Now an award-winning comedian Long John shares his unique life experiences to develop his unique comical perspective and has a very animated act for the audience to enjoy.


Long John’s comedy is brought to life by past experiences, observations and his view (from the top) which elicit rib-tickling laughs, regardless of the crowd. Since making his comedy debut in 2012, he has since performed with and alongside the biggest names on the African Continent, which include, SA’s favorite Uncle, Barry Hilton, Loyiso Gola, Riaad Moosa, Basketmouth and more.

You may have found other comics funny but you will be laughing LONG after witnessing the very funny, Long John.

Long John the Comedian has performed in Counties such as; United Kingdom, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and the following TV Show, theatre’s, comedy clubs, and Festivals, among others;

Mzanzi Magic Comedy Nights (DStv)
The African Comedy Festival (United Kingdom)
Cape Town Comedy Club, Parkers Comedy Club, Goliath Comedy Club
Shoko Festival (Zimbabwe)
Swaziland Comedy Festival (Swaziland)
Harare International Festival of the Arts – HIFA (Zimbabwe)
Oppikoppi Festival (South Africa)
Kampala Comedy Festival (Uganda)
Kigali international Comedy festival (Rwanda)
Night Of Laughter (Zambia)
Park Acoustics (South Africa)
Capital Craft festival (South Africa)
Showmax’s Funny People Africa

He continues to share the stage with seasoned comics, and touring various cities with his One Man Show “The Village Boy”

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