With his arsenal of humour, intellect and a guitar, Tats Nkonzo is an unrivalled comedic entertainer – be it on stage or television.
This sought-after corporate comedian and MC uses his guitar as well as adding a comical side to his duties when hosting events for many of South Africa’s leading companies.
On television, he will make his American début this year (2019) as an international judge on “The World’s Best”. This talent show will air on CBS. He will be representing South Africa alongside Drew Barrymore, Faith Hill and RuPaul. The programme showcases talent from around the globe. Hosted by James Corden.
Tats Nkonzo was the host of SA’s Got Talent for four seasons. The show reaches 2.5 million viewers weekly. Such was his success as a first time presenter; SA’s Got Talent was voted Best Reality TV Show in his first season as host by Sunday Times Generation Next Survey.
“Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola”. Tats was a writer and performer on the Emmy nominated satirical show where he performed the Morale Index, a musical comedy segment which commented on the country’s morale – based on the week’s news.
Based on his on stage material, Tats Nkonzo (along with Nik Rabinowitz) was profiled on CNN’s “African Voices“, where he talked about his use of stand-up comedy as a nation-building tool.
“So You Think You’re Funny” saw Tats reach the finals of the first season. In the last 5 years, he has performed “The African with Wi-Fi” in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the Montreux Comedy Festival, up against comedians from the United States of America and the United Kingdom, and in Switzerland where he won the competition and was subsequently signed to be managed by one of Europe’s biggest comedy producers, Mick Perrin of Mick Perrin Worldwide.
Comedy Central selected Tats to host his own show on the channel. The ratings for the program were so high, he was asked to perform in a “Best Of” recording alongside Barry Hilton and Chester Missing (Conrad Koch).
With a musical gift that complements his performance, Tats Nkonzo gives audiences far more than they expect.