Celeste Ntuli is hands down one of the funniest comedians working in South Africa today, but how much do you know about her? The powerhouse, described by many as the queen of Zulu comedy and comedy in general, is a very interesting personality. You should take more of an interest in her and her work. Luckily, we have all the information you need to get started. Read on to learn more about her in our Celeste Ntuli biography.
Celeste Ntuli biography
She was born on 25th August 1978 in Empangeni, South Africa. This would put Celeste Ntuli age at 40 years. She was one of eight children in her family. Celeste Ntuli siblings consist of four brothers and three sisters. She said that at a young age, to get attention at home, she had to be louder and funnier than everyone else, and it seems to have worked.
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Celeste Ntuli comedy career has been around for a long time. When speaking about her influences, she said:
I fell in love with stand-up the first time I watched Richard Pryor. And when I watched the Kings of Comedy with Bernie Mac and Steve Harvey, I said to myself: “Well, I can do that.” I have always loved to talk and I love to laugh.
She performed her first stand-up gig at a church in 2005. Later that year, she was offered her first professional gig by Monwabisi Grootboom of 99% Zulu Comedy Show. In 2009 she became a finalist on season 2 of SABC 1’s So You Think You’re Funny competition. A year later, she began pursuing comedy professionally, and went on to become the first comedienne to record a one-woman show DVD entitled Seriously, Celeste.
She also does some acting. She has had several successful seasons as one of the Isibaya actresses where she plays Siphokazi. Celeste Ntuli movie portfolio includes the widely popular 2018 film Looking for Love, where she had the lead role as Buyi, the single, childless and nearly 40-year-old.
She talked in the past about relationships, and recently went viral with a rant posted to YouTube about the subject. But, just like the character she plays on Looking for Love, she is single. Therefore, the Celeste Ntuli husband and child rumors are just that. But she seems to be comfortable by herself, enjoying her best life and we support whatever makes the comedienne happy. On the topic, she had the following to say:
“Society has been conditioned to think that a woman who hasn't had a man for most of her life, like me, is a broken women. That there's something wrong with her. But that is so wrong it's a distorted view of life”.
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She has an Instagram account where she posts her photographs as well as updates to her legions of fans. She currently has approximately 412,000 followers on the platform, proving she is very popular. Click here to visit her account.
If you are interested in booking the talented comedienne for a show, you can contact her through her email address on email@example.com or her telephone address on 071 004 9308. Alternatively, you can go through her agency, Africa Creative Agency by visiting their website here.
That concludes our run-down of the basics on celebrated actress and comedienne Celeste Ntuli. Do you find it informative? Let us know in the comments below.
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