Ugandan comedy queen Annie Kansiime makes a return to the warm heart of Africa with a gig on July 2.
Hilariously funny, Kansiime continues to export her comedy on her YouTube channel around the world as viral skits that have garnered thousands of views.
After a successful show in May 2014 that filled up the Bingu International Conference Centre (Bicc) in Lilongwe, the 29-year-old, arguably the funniest woman in Africa return at the same venue for another night of gags, courtesy of Qoncept Creative.
“We are bringing her for the second time for a show on July 2 at BICC. More details about the show will be announced later but comedy lovers can sure save the date,” the firms director Q Malewezi said.
Kansiime is comedian and actress and has been referred to as ‘Africa’s Queen of Comedy’ by some African media outlets.
According to her profile on Wikipedia, beginning in 2007, while still an undergraduate at Makerere University, Kansiime began to participate in drama skits acted by the theatre group Theatre Factory, who played at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala’s central business district.
She partnered with Brian Mulondo as a Taxi interview conductor in the MiniBuzz series and provided comic video dramatisations of topical issues that random passengers discussed.
Her screen breakthrough came when Citizen TV from neighbouring Kenya offered her a slot to produce, star and present a comedy show once a week.
That is how she came up with the Don’t Mess With Kansiime comedy show.
As of November 2014, her YouTube channel had amassed more than 15 million views and she has appeared on BBC Focus on Africa.
Even among various acting commitments, Kansiime has continued performing and touring as a standup comedian.
Kansiime’s comedy style tends to focus on aspects of her personal life.
“I like talking about things that are going on in life, because that’s always going to be different and original,” she says.