The Scenic Drive gets to know comedian Tyson Ngubeni

The Scenic Drive gets to know comedian Tyson Ngubeni

The Scenic Drive had the opportunity to meet Tyson Ngubeni - South Africa's favourite internet comedian. 

Tyson Ngubeni

During the national lockdown - 32-year-old Tyson Ngubeni became a household name and internet sensation. 

Ngubeni shared hilarious videos, from discussing the culinary classic that is amagwinya (fat cakes) on Instagram to featuring in the quirky lockdown Chicken Licken advert. 

WATCH: Chicken Licken honours ordinary South Africans in new ad

However, at the end of April, Ngubeni shared a video that gave him star status without planning it. 

In the video, the comedian impersonates a typical American TV news reporter in a news feature about wall fences which are referred to in South Africa as "stop nonsense."

The Scenic Drive chatted to Tyson Ngubeni about his hilarious videos. Ngubeni also gave us a glimpse into the lives of his different characters. 

"Before the videos, I was a performer, actor and a voice over artist. 

"Everyday I explore voices and characters. There is always a back story in every character. There's a lot of detail behind every character."

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