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KANSIIME: EAST AFRICA’S QUEEN OF COMEDY COMING TO JOHANNESBURG

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Following the success of her Australian Tour, East Africa's queen of comedy Anne Kansiime has been booked to host awards in South Africa.

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. when Theatre Factory disintegrated, she joined Theatre Fun, that replaced it. The group plays every Thursday evenings. The best skits were broadcast on NTV Uganda in the Barbed Wire TV show that later became U-Turn. She partnered with Brian Mulondo as a Taxi interview conductor in the MiniBuzz series and provided comic video dramatizations of topical issues that random passengers discussed.

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According recorded interviews that she gave in 2014, Anne began posting some of her sketch comedy skits on YouTube. She received positive feedback and that encouraged to post more videos. Her screen breakthrough came when Citizen TV from neighboring Kenya offered her a slot to produce, star and present a comedy show, once a week. That is how he 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. Her YouTubevideos receive thousands of views and she has appeared on BBC Focus on Africa. She has played to packed houses in Blantyre, Gaborone, Kigali, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos, Lilongwe, London and Lusaka.
. Anne boasts of many awards. These awards include:
• AIRTEL Women of Substance Awards 2014
• BEFFTA 2013 (Best Comedian) winner.
• Lagos International Festival 2013 (Best Actress) winner.
• Social Media Awards (Favorite Celebrity) winner
• African Social Awards Malaysia (ASAM) – 2013

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