10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tats


Tats Nkonzo is the rising comedian blazing comedy clubs all over Johannesburg. Firing up his audience with his unique brand of observational humour, Tats is set to break out and establish himself as a comic force to be reckoned with. With his arsenal of humour, intellect and a guitar, he brings a flavour to stand-up comedy that is unrivalled.


1. His birth name is Mthawelanga Nkonzo

2. Tats was born and raised in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape

3. Tats says that White folks call him, “the funny Black guy with a guitar”

4. He attended Selborne College in East London

5. Tats says he knew he was a comedian when he was six months old, as all the girls loved him, they kissed him, winked at him and touched him

6. He graduated from the AAA School of Advertising

7. Tats pursued a career as an account executive at The Jupiter Drawing Room, Johannesburg

8. The highlight of Tats’ career so far was when he opened for Nik Rabinowitz in The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town

9. His first experience with love was with Brooke Lobane, a girl he met in Grade 2

10. Tats also received the BlackBerry Breakthrough Act Award at the 2nd Annual South African Comics Choice Awards, in 2012

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