KAGISO LEDIGA

Comedian and actor

Armed with a distinctive, dry wit, Kagiso Lediga first started honing his comedy skills as a stand-up comedian and then on television, writing and appearing on The Phat Joe Show.

But Lediga dreamed of a show in which the comedians would be in control and, working with a host of other influential comedians, became a producer and one of the head writers on the groundbreaking Pure Monate Show in 2003. Since then, Lediga has become one of South Africa’s most sought-after comedians, appearing in the local films Bunny Chow: Know Thyself and Crazy Monkey – Straight Outta Benoni. Fortunately, the real-life Lediga is a far nicer person than the egotistical big shots he played in both these roles.

Coming up for Lediga will be two new features: the new Crazy Monkey film, Footskating 101, and Big Fellas. Lediga also co-owns the production company Dog Pack Films with John Barker.

Lunch spot: Ginja, Cape Town