Young, funky and hella funny, Lihle Lindzy Msimang, having won the 2011 Nando’s Comedy Festival after featuring as one of Elle magazine’s 2013 Top 5 female comedians in a list that included Ellen DeGeneres, Lihle can be considered the princess of South African comedy.

Since then, she has carved a career out for herself, which saw her share the stage with international acts such as Mark Curry (of ‘Hanging with Mr. Cooper), Mark Eddie, Mike Loftus (George Lopez Show) and Pablo Fransisco.

Lihle Linzy Msimang – Comedian

She has performed in shows such as the Nandos Comedy Festival (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Soweto Comedy Festival, Opening Guys Live Show, and The Triple O Comedy Jam, 99% Zulu Comedy, Johannesburg International Comedy Festival, to name a few.

Lihle’s is the face behind Cadbury’s 5 Star chocolate TV ad and she heads up the prank show You Got Got, alongside comedian TolA$$Mo.

Growing up in Meadowlands, Soweto, the comedian uses her upbringing and observations about life to entertain her audiences. Her degree in Performance Arts and Filmmaking helped her star in and edit the movie Triple O, and feature on Kagiso Lediga’s The Opening Guys.

Lihle Linzy Msimang – Comedian

Lihle explains her drive, “My parents are ex-comrades and they hustled their way to put me in a Jewish school, which exposed me to diverse cultures. Th

Lihle Linzy Misimang - Comedian

Lihle Linzy Misimang – Comedian

ey needed me to aspire to something outside the township, to see suburban schools and not just the shacks. The reason there’s racism is because people don’t understand each other. I’m hoping to bridge that gap.”

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