David Kibuuka is a South African stand-up comedian of Ugandan origin. He is the supervising producer and writer for the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He has been making people laugh owing to his hilarious jokes. He follows the footsteps of comedians like Trevor Noah and Loyiso Gola, who have made a name for themselves both locally and globally in the entertainment industry.
He attracted the interest of South African comedy enthusiasts in 2011 after performing a stand-up comedy called David wasn’t built in a day, which garnered widespread interest due to its original content. The performance was so good that he received the prestigious Standard Bank Ovation award for the best comedy show. We shall look at his life here.
David Kibuuka profile summary
- Full name: David Kibuuka
- Age: 40
- Year of birth: 1980
- Nationality: Ugandan, South African, American
- Profession: Stand-up comedian
Early life and career
He was born to Ugandan parents in 1980, a time when Uganda was under the dictatorship of Idi Amin Dada. They were forced to leave Uganda due to political upheaval and relocate to South Africa. David Kibuuka age at the time was 13 years. His father was a gynaecologist. Not much is known about his mother except that she helped him focus in life. He has a brother two years younger than him.
In South Africa, he attended formal schooling. He attended the Wits University for a finance degree, which he once said that it would be of no use to him since he is a comedian. He has been doing comedy for most of his life. His career began by performing in the Pure Monate sketch show then he proceeded to work as a comedy reporter and writer for the Late Night News.
He has shown his talent in South African comedy shows like Blitzpatrollie and Bunny Chow. He has also performed stand-up comedies worldwide in London, Toronto, and New York. David Kibuuka comedian career has inspired thousands of youth in his home country.
David Kibuuka Daily Show
In 2015, his dreams came true when he was appointed to be a staff writer for the Daily Show in America hosted by his counterpart Trevor Noah. David Kibuuka Trevor Noah show has been popular since 2015. His career in comedy is undoubtedly inspiring for many upcoming African comedians.
David Kibuuka wife
There is no available information about his wife except that he was reported to have gifted his girlfriend flowers at the Durban international airport. David Kibuuka Instagram has nothing much to reveal as he is not active.
David Kibuuka nominations
He has been the nominee for several awards including:
- Writers Guild of America award for Best comedy on television in 2018
- Producers Guild of America award for television producer of the year award in 2019
- Golden horn award for best achievement in a script in 2007 for the Bunny Chow
- Outstanding variety talk series award in 2019
David Kibuuka awards
He received the Image Award for outstanding writing in a comedy series as well as the prestigious Standard Bank Ovation award for the best comedy show in South Africa. David Kibuuka artist skills are one of the best in sub-Sahara Africa.
David Kibuuka net worth
He is estimated to be worth 19 million dollars. This is probably wealth from his comedy proceeds, which he has amassed over the years.
David Kibuuka is a comedian South Africa is proud to own. He is one of the greatest in the country. He attributes his success to hard work, focus, and resilience as being a comedian is no easy feat. His talent has taken him to a global comedy platform where he can showcase his skills.
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