From the advertising game to full-time comedian: Loyiso Madinga shares his story

South African comedian Loyiso Madinga has opened up about his journey to becoming a full-time comic.

Read: Loyiso Madinga to make his debut as The Daily Show's Africa correspondent

Madinga made waves in January when he was announced as the Africa correspondent for The Daily Show, which is hosted by SA-born comic Trevor Noah.

He left his career in the advertising industry three years ago to pursue his love for comedy on a full-time basis.

WATCH: Trevor Noah chews the fat with Anele in New York

Madinga says the journey to becoming a full-time comic has not been easy, but he always knew that he was born for the stage.

He opened up about his budding career, childhood, creative process, winning big awards, performing along international acts and working on The Daily Show.

Also read: SA funnyman Loyiso Gola talks new gig and taking on the global comedy scene

The hilarious comedian also cracked a few jokes in between.

We're working on our second segment. It's been very exciting and overwhelming.

Loyiso Madinga, comedian

Donald Trump ran his campaign on racism, why are we shocked [that he referred to African nations as "s**thole countries"]?

Loyiso Madinga, comedian

We've got enough material happening on the Continent to keep us busy.

Loyiso Madinga, comedian

The first time I realised I wanted to be a stand-up comedian was when I heard Eddie Murphy's 'Delirious'.

Loyiso Madinga, comedian

I knew from the first time that I got on stage that this is what I wanted to do forever.

Loyiso Madinga, comedian

The comedy industry is very supportive, but first you have to prove you're a comic.

Loyiso Madinga, comedian

Comics don't believe you're a comic until they see you on stage. Once you're funny on stage, it's like you've been friends forever.

Loyiso Madinga, comedian

Take a listen to the inspiring conversation:

Thumbnail image credit: Loyiso Madinga on Instagram.


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