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Tshepo Mogale

Born: 28 July 1981 (38 years old)
Gender: Male

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Tshepo Mogale is a South African comedian best known as a writer and performer on such television shows as Pure Monate Show on SABC1 and Laugh Out Loud on M-Net.

Mogale started doing stand up comedy in 1999 in Cape Town. His first show was at a comedy competition at a venue called Hobnobs. At about the same time he started his comedy career was the same time that the Cape Comedy Collective was created, which was a group of about 25 comics.

He performed all around Cape Town in classy and dingy venues with the home base being the Cape Comedy Club, namely the Armchair Theatre in Observatory.

Tshepo then joined the CCC on a very successful Varsities tour in late 2000, which was a tour of all major universities in South Africa. The whole time as this was going on he was fully employed as a semi computer geek for an Internet company in Cape Town.

While doing all of this he did television adverts for various brands including Smirnoff and also radio voice overs.

In 2000 Tshepo decided to move to Johannesburg to broaden his comedy horizons and also to work in a financial services company. He immediately got onto the Joburg circuit and became a hit in the popular Joe Parker Comedy Express circuit.

Performing in Joburg gave Tshepo a wider range of exposure, which resulted in him doing many stints on television doing stand up and various acting gigs.

Tshepo then started to more and more shows outside of Johannesburg in places like Durban, Bloemfontein, Vereeniging etc. which grew his exposure and popularity amongst the South African public.

In 2002 Tshepo was invited to perform at the first all black comedy festival, the Smirnoff Comedy Blackout which featured some international acts from the U.S.

Towards the end of 2002 he was again selected perform at the biggest comedy event in South Africa - the Laugh out Loud - to an audience of more than 7,000 people.

At this time Tshepo also partook in the Sprite Soul Comedy tour which took comedy to many South African small towns namely Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Pietersburg, Nelspruit etc.

Tshepo went to on to write some literature which got published in the popular Urban writers series. He then went on to open for Barry Hilton at some of his theatre shows and some of his corporate events.

Tshepo was invited to be one of the South African representatives at the prestigious Smirnoff Comedy Festival which is the second biggest comedy event in the Southern hemisphere.

Within a month of returning from the comedy festival he was invited to perform in the second comedy Blackout which featured top comedy acts from the United States and South Africa including David Kau and Kagiso Lediga.

Tshepo has also worked as a master of ceremonies for corporate clients all around South Africa and various festivals. He also did crowd warm ups and emceeing at the All Africa Kora Awards which resulted in him sharing the stage with many of the continents top artists and some international superstars including Kofi Olo Mode Angie Stone and Ludacris amongst others.

Tshepo went on to release a gold selling comedy musical CD under the alias Spykos. Spykos went on to perform at many different venues from Cape Town to Venda to Polokwane to Zimbabwe to Swaziland in many places where he has shred the stage with the biggest musical acts in South Africa from including Zola, Malaika, Pitch Black Afro and many more.

In mid 2005 Tshepo was invited as a writer and performer to appear on the M-Net show Laugh out Loud with Jeremy Mansfield and Darren Simpson doing pranks on celebrities and the public.

In 2012 he appeared on the e.tv reality competition Tropika Island of Treasure 4.


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