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It’s a Laughing Matter: 5 Female Kenyan Comedians Breaking Ribs Right Now

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: February 03, 2021  

Comedy in Kenya used to be male-dominated craft. Over the past year though, national clamor for female comedians has suddenly skyrocketed — thanks in no small part to paradigm-shifting female-led Youtube & Instagram shows that blew up at the height of the quarantine period.

Of course, we knew women were funny well before that. But somehow, it took a pandemic to bring them to the fore.  Here’s a round up of rib cracking Kenyan comediennes to tickle your fancy

Mammito

You may know her from the Churchill Show, but comedian Mammito is a star in her own right. Perhaps the most followed female comedian on the continent! She’s really made a name for herself with her POV  skits that are relatable to the masses.

 Cartoon 

If you want to learn new sheng words and  indulge in some unhinged street humor, Cartoon is your girl! Caveat for sensitive people: Her comedy is a bit abrasive.

BrendaJons

Activist and comedienne Brenda also known as “Mama Kingston” is famous for her hilarious family centered skits and Kikuyu spoofs.

Zeddy

You know how taarab songs give a POV of swahili culture? Zeddy does that using comedy.

Teacher Wanjiku

Since she left the Churchill show, her style of comedy has really evolved. Her skits with  Mammito are hilarious!  

*Image: Mammito

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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